Bill Status of SB4204 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: VEH CD-STOLEN VEHICLE HOTLINES
Sen. Michael E. Hastings
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the Secretary of State shall establish a vehicle theft hotline to facilitate the location of stolen vehicles via their installed existing global positioning systems, collaborate with vehicle manufacturers and dealers to provide information and assistance to law enforcement officers in the investigation of vehicle theft, and ensure that consumers are provided with information concerning the hotline upon the purchase of any new or used vehicle manufactured with a global positioning system. Provides that the manufacturer of any vehicle sold in this State shall establish a hotline available to State, county, and local law enforcement agencies exclusively for the purpose of tracking vehicles stolen in vehicular hijacking incidents or that have been used in the commission of kidnapping, aggravated battery with a firearm, attempted homicide, or homicide. Provides that the manufacturer's hotline shall relay real-time location information to the 9-1-1 call center of the offending vehicle's location to the best of the manufacturer's technical capability. Requires the Secretary of State to oversee the manufacturer hotline program and adopt a fee and fine structure for implementation of and compliance with the program. Provides that the fees and fines shall be used to supplement any costs incurred by administering the program. Requires law enforcement to use its 9-1-1 system call center staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the purpose of verification of a law enforcement officer's identity and a bona fide incident report number related to the incident. Requires manufacturers to provide written statements detailing tracking and disabling system capabilities. Requires the Secretary of State to distribute the manufacturers' statements.