Bill Status of SB1694 96th General Assembly
Short Description: VEH CD-DISTRACTED DRIVING
Sen. John J. Millner
| 1/12/2011||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Creates the offense of distracted driving, which a person commits by operating a motor vehicle in violation of a law or ordinance governing the movement of vehicles while also engaging in certain activities. Provides that a law enforcement officer may charge a person with distracted driving if the officer (i) has stopped the person for any violation of a law or ordinance governing the movement of vehicles and (ii) determines that the person was driving while distracted. Specifies that distracted driving may not be recorded on a person's driving record, but requires a person who has committed distracted driving to pay an additional fine equivalent to the amount of the fine for the underlying offense that he or she committed.