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Full Text of HB2131  103rd General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning transportation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Department of Transportation Law of the
5Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is amended by adding
6Section 2705-211 as follows:
7    (20 ILCS 2705/2705-211 new)
8    Sec. 2705-211. Zero Traffic Fatalities Task Force.
9    (a) On or before July 1, 2024, the Secretary of
10Transportation shall establish and convene the Zero Traffic
11Fatalities Task Force to develop a structured, coordinated
12process for early engagement of all parties to develop
13policies to reduce traffic fatalities to zero.
14    (b) The members of the Task Force shall include:
15        (1) the Secretary of Transportation, or the
16    Secretary's designee, who shall serve as Chair of the Task
17    Force;
18        (2) the Director of State Police, or the Director's
19    designee;
20        (3) the Secretary of State, or the Secretary's
21    designee;
22        (4) the Director of Public Health, or the Director's
23    designee;



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1        (5) a member from 3 different public universities in
2    this State, appointed by the Governor;
3        (6) a representative of a statewide motorcycle safety
4    organization, appointed by the Governor;
5        (7) a representative of a statewide motorist service
6    membership organization, appointed by the Governor;
7        (8) a representative of a statewide transportation
8    advocacy organization, appointed by the Governor;
9        (9) a representative of a bicycle safety organization,
10    appointed by the Governor;
11        (10) a representative of a statewide organization
12    representing municipalities, appointed by the Governor;
13    and
14        (11) a representative of a statewide labor
15    organization, appointed by the Governor.
16    (c) The Secretary of Transportation shall prepare and
17submit a report of findings based on the Zero Traffic
18Fatalities Task Force's efforts to the General Assembly on or
19before January 1, 2025. The report shall include, but is not
20limited to, a detailed analysis of the following issues:
21        (1) The existing process for establishing speed
22    limits, including a detailed discussion on where speed
23    limits are allowed to deviate from the 85th percentile.
24        (2) Existing policies on how to reduce speeds on local
25    streets and roads.
26        (3) A recommendation as to whether an alternative to



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1    the use of the 85th percentile as a method for determining
2    speed limits should be considered, and if so, what
3    alternatives should be looked at.
4        (4) Engineering recommendations on how to increase
5    vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle safety.
6        (5) Additional steps that can be taken to eliminate
7    vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle fatalities on the road.
8        (6) Existing reports and analyses on calculating the
9    85th percentile at the local, State, national, and
10    international levels.
11        (7) Usage of the 85th percentile in urban and rural
12    settings.
13        (8) How local bicycle and pedestrian plans affect the
14    85th percentile.
15    (d) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2026.
16    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
17becoming law.