Bill Status of SB1911 95th General Assembly
Short Description: VEH CD-NEXT OF KIN DATABASE
Sen. M. Maggie Crotty - Antonio Munoz
| 1/13/2009||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Identification Card Act and the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the Secretary of State shall establish a database of the next of kin of persons who are issued State identification cards and driver's licenses or permits. Provides that information in the database shall be accessible only to employees of the Office of the Secretary, deputy registrars, and law enforcement officers. Provides that, when a person applies for a State identification card or a driver's license or permit, the applicant shall be afforded the opportunity to list the name, address, telephone number, and relationship to the applicant of at least one contact person whom the applicant wishes to be contacted by a law enforcement officer if the applicant is involved in a motor vehicle accident or other emergency situation and the applicant is unable to communicate with the contact person. Provides that a law enforcement officer shall make a good faith effort to notify the contact person of the situation, but neither the officer nor his or her employing law enforcement agency incurs any liability if the officer is not able to make contact with the contact person.