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 Bill Status of HB1553  95th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Jack D. Franks - Michael Tryon - Dan Reitz - Brandon W. Phelps - JoAnn D. Osmond and Mark H. Beaubien, Jr.

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Pamela J. Althoff)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/13/2007HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 95-0107

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
625 ILCS 45/5-22 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Boat Registration and Safety Act. Provides that, when an authorized emergency watercraft approaches, or when approaching a stationary authorized emergency watercraft, the operator of another watercraft shall follow procedures similar to those the Illinois Vehicle Code requires of drivers in similar situations involving authorized emergency vehicles. Provides that the penalties for watercraft operators who fail to follow the required procedures are similar to those that apply to drivers under the Illinois Vehicle Code.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that, if a violation of the provision results in great bodily harm or permanent disability or disfigurement to, or the death of, another person, the watercraft operator's watercraft operating privileges (rather than his or her driving privileges) shall be suspended for 2 years.

DateChamber Action
  2/22/2007HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Jack D. Franks
  2/22/2007HouseFirst Reading
  2/22/2007HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/27/2007HouseAssigned to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  3/6/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Reitz
  3/6/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  3/6/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  3/6/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Agriculture & Conservation Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/6/2007HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Agriculture & Conservation Committee; 010-000-000
  3/6/2007HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Dan Reitz
  3/6/2007HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  3/7/2007HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/8/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Tryon
  3/8/2007HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Michael Tryon
  3/13/2007HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/13/2007HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/27/2007HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 116-000-000
  3/27/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. JoAnn D. Osmond
  3/27/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark H. Beaubien, Jr.
  3/28/2007SenateArrive in Senate
  3/28/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading March 29, 2007
  3/30/2007SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  4/20/2007SenateFirst Reading
  4/20/2007SenateReferred to Rules
  5/3/2007SenateAssigned to Transportation
  5/15/2007SenateDo Pass Transportation; 009-000-000
  5/15/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 16, 2007
  5/15/2007SenateSecond Reading
  5/15/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 16, 2007
  5/16/2007SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
  5/16/2007HousePassed Both Houses
  6/14/2007HouseSent to the Governor
  8/13/2007HouseGovernor Approved
  8/13/2007HouseEffective Date January 1, 2008
  8/13/2007HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 95-0107

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