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Public Act 094-0240




Public Act 094-0240
SB0210 Enrolled LRB094 07765 DRH 37943 b

    AN ACT concerning transportation.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by adding
Section 12-610.1 as follows:
    (625 ILCS 5/12-610.1 new)
    Sec. 12-610.1. Wireless telephones.
    (a) As used in this Section, "wireless telephone" means a
device that is capable of transmitting or receiving telephonic
communications without a wire connecting the device to the
telephone network.
    (b) A person under the age of 18 years who holds an
instruction permit issued under Section 6-105 or 6-107.1, or a
person under the age of 18 years who holds a graduated license
issued under Section 6-107, may not drive a vehicle on a
roadway while using a wireless phone.
    (c) This Section does not apply to a person under the age
of 18 years using a wireless telephone for emergency purposes,
including, but not limited to, an emergency call to a law
enforcement agency, health care provider, fire department, or
other emergency services agency or entity.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/15/2005