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 Bill Status of HB1339  94th General Assembly

Short Description:  BOAT & SNOWMOBILE SAFETY

House Sponsors
Rep. Patrick J Verschoore - Paul D. Froehlich

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Mike Jacobs)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/14/2005HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 94-0214

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
625 ILCS 40/5-7
625 ILCS 40/10-3
625 ILCS 45/5-16
625 ILCS 45/6-1from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 316-1
625 ILCS 45/11A-5from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 321A-5

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Snowmobile Registration and Safety Act and the Boat Registration and Safety Act. Provides that a person who has not been previously convicted of or assigned supervision for operating a snowmobile or watercraft under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or intoxicating compounds (OUI), and has not had his or her operating privileges suspended under the applicable provision, is a first offender regarding the applicable provision. Provides that a forfeiture of bail to secure a court appearance or a failure to appear for trial is equivalent to a conviction. Provides that a person may not operate a snowmobile or watercraft while his or her privilege to do so has been revoked in this State, by another State, by a federal agency, or by a province of Canada. Provides that the Department of Natural Resources shall suspend for one year the watercraft operating privileges of any person convicted of misdemeanor OUI under a local ordinance or federal law and for 3 years the privileges of anyone convicted of felony OUI or reckless homicide. Requires the operator of a vessel to report an accident involving any injury requiring treatment beyond first aid (rather than any injury resulting in the victim's incapacitation for a period of 72 hours). Requires reporting of a watercraft accident resulting in $2,000 or more in property damage or complete loss of a vessel (rather than reporting of any accident resulting in $500 or more in property damage).

DateChamber Action
  2/9/2005HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Patrick J Verschoore
  2/9/2005HouseFirst Reading
  2/9/2005HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/10/2005HouseAssigned to Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee
  2/10/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul D. Froehlich
  2/18/2005HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee; 016-000-000
  2/18/2005HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/25/2005HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  2/25/2005HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/10/2005HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 116-000-000
  3/15/2005SenateArrive in Senate
  3/15/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading March 16, 2005
  4/11/2005SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Mike Jacobs
  4/12/2005SenateFirst Reading
  4/12/2005SenateReferred to Rules
  4/13/2005SenateAssigned to Agriculture & Conservation
  4/20/2005SenateDo Pass Agriculture & Conservation; 008-000-000
  4/20/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 21, 2005
  5/10/2005SenateSecond Reading
  5/10/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 11, 2005
  5/11/2005SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  5/11/2005HousePassed Both Houses
  6/9/2005HouseSent to the Governor
  7/14/2005HouseGovernor Approved
  7/14/2005HouseEffective Date January 1, 2006
  7/14/2005HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 94-0214

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