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 Bill Status of HB4981  95th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Susana A Mendoza - Harry R. Ramey, Jr. - Robert W. Pritchard - Dennis M. Reboletti

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Kirk W. Dillard - Pamela J. Althoff)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
30 ILCS 105/5.708 new
605 ILCS 125/20
730 ILCS 5/5-9-1.16 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the State Finance Act, the Roadside Memorial Act, and the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that a person who is convicted or receives a disposition of court supervision for a violation of certain DUI provisions of the Illinois Vehicle Code shall, in addition to any other disposition, penalty, or fine imposed, pay a fee of $50 which shall be deposited into the Roadside Memorial Fund. Creates the Roadside Memorial Fund as a special fund in the State treasury. Provides that, subject to appropriation, all moneys in the Roadside Memorial Fund shall be used by the Department of Transportation to pay fees for DUI memorial markers under the Roadside Memorial Act.

 Fiscal Note (Dept. of Transportation)
 According to the Secretary of State's Office, in 2007 (the latest data available) there were just over 50,000 arrests for DUI, of which 95% resulted in either convictions or court supervision. If each one of these 47,500 cases were assessed the $50 fine proposed by this bill, that would generate $2,375,000 per year. Under the current provisions of the Roadside Memorial Act, markers are placed only be request of the family of the deceased and they are charged for the cost of placing the marker. Although this bill would increase spending by the Department, those payments would not exceed the revenues from this new source and, more importantly, would relieve the families of some, or all, of the burden of having memorial markers placed. It should also be noted that these payments would not come at the expense of other highway program resources. These changes would require a corresponding appropriation to the Department from the new Roadside Memorial Fund.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
30 ILCS 105/8h

Amends the State Finance Act. Provides that provisions allowing the transfer of sums from certain special funds into the General Revenue Fund do not apply to the Roadside Memorial Fund.

DateChamber Action
  2/13/2008HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Susana A Mendoza
  2/13/2008HouseFirst Reading
  2/13/2008HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/26/2008HouseAssigned to State Government Administration Committee
  3/5/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  3/5/2008HouseDo Pass / Short Debate State Government Administration Committee; 013-000-000
  3/6/2008HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/12/2008HouseFiscal Note Filed
  3/18/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Susana A Mendoza
  3/18/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/24/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-000-000
  4/15/2008HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted by Voice Vote
  4/15/2008HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dennis M. Reboletti
  4/15/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry R. Ramey, Jr.
  4/15/2008HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Dennis M. Reboletti
  4/18/2008HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 9, 2008
  5/1/2008HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 107-000-000
  5/7/2008SenateArrive in Senate
  5/7/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  5/7/2008SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Kirk W. Dillard
  5/7/2008SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  5/7/2008SenateFirst Reading
  5/7/2008SenateReferred to Rules
  5/15/2008SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 22, 2008; Substantive House Bills Out of Committee
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

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