Bill Status of HB2754 100th General Assembly
Short Description: VEH CD-ACCIDENT REPORT & DATA
Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. - William Davis, Margo McDermed, Mark Batinick, Al Riley and John C. D'Amico
| 1/8/2019||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Removes provisions providing that a written motor vehicle accident report is privileged as to the Secretary of State and the Department of Transportation and shall be held confidential. Provides that the Department may provide for in-depth investigations of accidents involving Department employees or other motor vehicle accidents (rather than investigations of only motor vehicle accidents) by individuals or special investigation groups. Provides that an accident report required to be made in writing shall be made on an approved (rather than appropriate) form or in an approved electronic format provided by the Administrator. Provides that upon written request, the Department shall furnish copies of a written accident report or any supplemental reports to a federal, State, or local agency that is engaged in highway safety research and study and to any person or entity that has a contractual relationship with the Department or a federal, State, or local agency to complete a highway safety research and study for the Department or the federal, State, or local agency. Provides that upon written request, the Department shall furnish motor vehicle accident data to a federal, State, or local agency, the Secretary of State, the Illinois Commerce Commission, or any other person or entity that has a contractual agreement with the Department or a federal, State, or local agency to complete a highway safety research and study for the Department or the federal, State, or local agency. Defines "motor vehicle accident data". Makes conforming changes. Amends the Freedom of Information Act to exempt from inspection and copying information contained in motor vehicle accident reports and supplemental reports under Article IV of Chapter 11 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
House Committee Amendment No. 1
Removes prohibition against the Secretary of State from disclosing notations of accident involvement maintained on individual driving records.
House Floor Amendment No. 2
Removes a provision providing that information that is exempt from disclosure under an Article in the Illinois Vehicle Code governing accidents and accident reports shall be exempt from inspection and copying under the Freedom of Information Act.