IL SB0024 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 37-0)
Status: Passed on August 9 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-08-09 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0294
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that no rail carrier shall operate a train or light engine used in connection with the movement of freight unless it has an operating crew consisting of at least 2 individuals. Provides that the minimum freight train crew size shall remain in effect until a federal law or rule encompassing the subject matter has been adopted. Grants the Illinois Commerce Commission the power to conduct evidentiary hearings, make findings, and issue and enforce orders, including sanctions, with respect to freight train crew member size. Provides that "train or light engine" does not include trains operated by a hostler service or utility employees.

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Roll Calls

2019-05-21 - House - Third Reading in House (Y: 77 N: 36 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-04-11 - Senate - Third Reading in Senate (Y: 35 N: 19 NV: 5 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-08-09SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0294
2019-08-09SenateEffective Date January 1, 2020
2019-08-09SenateGovernor Approved
2019-06-19SenateSent to the Governor
2019-05-21HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
2019-05-21SenatePassed Both Houses
2019-05-21HouseThird Reading - Standard Debate - Passed 077-036-001
2019-05-21HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Standard Debate
2019-05-21HouseRemoved from Short Debate Status
2019-05-21HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan
2019-05-16HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Diane Pappas
2019-05-16HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
2019-05-16HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
2019-05-15HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
2019-05-15HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
2019-05-14HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
2019-05-13HouseFiscal Note Filed
2019-05-09HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. André Thapedi
2019-05-09HouseFiscal Note Requested by Rep. Margo McDermed
2019-05-08HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
2019-05-08HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
2019-05-07HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges Committee; 009-004-000
2019-05-03HouseAlternate Chief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II
2019-05-03HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II
2019-05-02HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
2019-05-01HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones
2019-04-30HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Halpin
2019-04-30HouseAssigned to Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges Committee
2019-04-11HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2019-04-11HouseFirst Reading
2019-04-11HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
2019-04-11HouseArrived in House
2019-04-11SenateThird Reading - Passed; 035-019-000
2019-03-27SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 28, 2019
2019-03-27SenateSecond Reading
2019-03-20SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 21, 2019
2019-03-20SenateDo Pass Executive; 012-005-001
2019-03-14SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Steven M. Landek
2019-03-14SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
2019-03-13SenatePostponed - Executive
2019-03-13SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
2019-03-13SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
2019-03-12SenateWaive Posting Notice
2019-03-12SenateRe-assigned to Executive
2019-03-12SenateRe-referred to Assignments
2019-03-05SenatePostponed - Transportation
2019-02-19SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Pat McGuire
2019-02-13SenateAssigned to Transportation
2019-02-06SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
2019-02-06SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
2019-02-05SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
2019-02-05SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
2019-02-04SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachelle Crowe
2019-02-04SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Andy Manar
2019-01-31SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
2019-01-31SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
2019-01-30SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
2019-01-30SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Scott M. Bennett
2019-01-30SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
2019-01-30SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
2019-01-30SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
2019-01-30SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
2019-01-30SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
2019-01-29SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
2019-01-29SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
2019-01-24SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
2019-01-09SenateReferred to Assignments
2019-01-09SenateFirst Reading
2019-01-09SenatePrefiled with Secretary by Sen. Terry Link

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