92nd General Assembly
Summary of HB2239
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Short description: 
VEH CD-RR CROSSING STOP SIGNS                                              

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code.   Provides  that  the  Illinois      
   Commerce  Commission  must order the installation of stop signs at all      
   railroad grade crossings not equipped with automatic  flashing  lights      
   or  gates.  Requires the Commission to charge the cost of the signs to      
   the Grade Crossing Protection Fund.   Provides  that  the  responsible      
   highway  authority  must  install and maintain the signs in accordance      
   with the Commission's order. Provides that failure to stop at  a  stop      
   sign  at  a  railroad  crossing  is  a  petty  offense, and a third or      
   subsequent violation within one year of the first violation is a Class      
   C misdemeanor. Effective immediately.                                       
          FISCAL NOTE (Department of Transportation)                           
          While HB 2239 does provide for the Grade Crossing Protection         
          Fund to cover the cost of the stop signs, no provision is made       
          for maintenance costs. Further, the Manual on Uniform Traffic        
          Control Devices recommends the installation of stop ahead            
          signs. The Department estimates that the cost for the stop           
          ahead signs at all crossings will total $1.025 million. HB 2239      
          makes no provision for the payment of any of the costs associ-       
          ated with these signs. It appears that the highway authority         
          would be responsible for these expenditures.                         
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: JAN-07-2003

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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