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Full Text of HB2985  100th General Assembly



State of Illinois
2017 and 2018


Introduced , by Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.


625 ILCS 5/11-605  from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-605

    Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the speed limit when passing schools.

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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 Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by changing
5Section 11-605 as follows:
6    (625 ILCS 5/11-605)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-605)
7    Sec. 11-605. Special speed limit while passing schools.
8    (a) For the the purpose of this Section, "school" means the
9following entities:
10        (1) A public or private primary or secondary school.
11        (2) A primary or secondary school operated by a
12    religious institution.
13        (3) A public, private, or religious nursery school.
14    On a school day when school children are present and so
15close thereto that a potential hazard exists because of the
16close proximity of the motorized traffic, no person shall drive
17a motor vehicle at a speed in excess of 20 miles per hour while
18passing a school zone or while traveling on a roadway on public
19school property or upon any public thoroughfare where children
20pass going to and from school.
21    For the purpose of this Section a school day shall begin at
22seven ante meridian and shall conclude at four post meridian.
23    This Section shall not be applicable unless appropriate



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1signs are posted upon streets and highways under their
2respective jurisdiction and maintained by the Department,
3township, county, park district, city, village or incorporated
4town wherein the school zone is located. With regard to the
5special speed limit while passing schools, such signs shall
6give proper due warning that a school zone is being approached
7and shall indicate the school zone and the maximum speed limit
8in effect during school days when school children are present.
9    (b) (Blank).
10    (c) Nothing in this Chapter shall prohibit the use of
11electronic speed-detecting devices within 500 feet of signs
12within a special school speed zone indicating such zone, as
13defined in this Section, nor shall evidence obtained thereby be
14inadmissible in any prosecution for speeding provided the use
15of such device shall apply only to the enforcement of the speed
16limit in such special school speed zone.
17    (d) (Blank).
18    (e) Except as provided in subsection (e-5), a person who
19violates this Section is guilty of a petty offense. Violations
20of this Section are punishable with a minimum fine of $150 for
21the first violation and a minimum fine of $300 for the second
22or subsequent violation.
23    (e-5) A person committing a violation of this Section is
24guilty of aggravated special speed limit while passing schools
25when he or she drives a motor vehicle at a speed that is:
26        (1) 26 miles per hour or more but less than 35 miles



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1    per hour in excess of the applicable special speed limit
2    established under this Section or a similar provision of a
3    local ordinance and is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor; or
4        (2) 35 miles per hour or more in excess of the
5    applicable special speed limit established under this
6    Section or a similar provision of a local ordinance and is
7    guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
8    (f) When a fine for a violation of subsection (a) is $150
9or greater, the person who violates subsection (a) shall be
10charged an additional $50 to be paid to the unit school
11district where the violation occurred for school safety
12purposes. If the violation occurred in a dual school district,
13$25 of the surcharge shall be paid to the elementary school
14district for school safety purposes and $25 of the surcharge
15shall be paid to the high school district for school safety
16purposes. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the
17entire $50 surcharge shall be paid to the appropriate school
18district or districts.
19    For purposes of this subsection (f), "school safety
20purposes" includes the costs associated with school zone safety
21education, the Safe Routes to School Program under Section
222705-317 of the Department of Transportation Law of the Civil
23Administrative Code of Illinois, safety programs within the
24School Safety and Educational Improvement Block Grant Program
25under Section 2-3.51.5 of the School Code, and the purchase,
26installation, and maintenance of caution lights which are



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1mounted on school speed zone signs.
2    (g) (Blank).
3    (h) (Blank).
4(Source: P.A. 99-212, eff. 1-1-16.)