Bill Text: IL HB2643 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Enrolled


Bill Title: Amends the Pedestrians with Disabilities Safety Act. Adds to the definition of "pedestrian with a disability" a person who may require the use of a mobility device, service animal, or white cane to travel on the walking, running, or bicycle paths of this State. Provides that if the Governor takes public notice of Pedestrians with Disabilities Safety Day (October 15) and issues a proclamation, he may discuss the history of laws protecting pedestrians with disabilities and may emphasize the need of all citizens to keep safe and functional for persons with disabilities the walking, running, or bicycle paths of this State.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-1)

Status: (Enrolled) 2017-06-16 - Sent to the Governor [HB2643 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB2643-Enrolled.html



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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 Pedestrians with Disabilities Safety Act is
5amended by changing Sections 5 and 20 as follows:
6 (625 ILCS 60/5)
7 Sec. 5. Definitions. For purposes of this Act:
8 "Mobility device" means a support cane, walker, crutches,
9wheelchair, scooter, or other device, which may be necessary
10for use by a pedestrian with a disability when traveling.
11 "Pedestrian with a disability" means a person with a
12disability, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act,
13who may require the use of a mobility device, service animal,
14or white cane to travel on the streets, sidewalks, highways,
15and walkways, and walking, running, or bicycle paths of this
16State.
17 "Service animal" means a service animal as defined by the
18Code of Federal Regulations (28 CFR 36.104).
19 "White cane" means a cane that is predominantly white or
20metallic in color, with or without a red tip, that is held in
21an extended or raised position.
22(Source: P.A. 96-1167, eff. 7-22-10.)

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1 (625 ILCS 60/20)
2 Sec. 20. Proclamation. Each year, the Governor is
3authorized and requested to designate and take suitable public
4notice of Pedestrians with Disabilities Safety Day (October 15)
5and to issue a proclamation which:
6 (1) comments upon the necessity for and significance of
7 the Pedestrians with Disabilities Safety Act and discusses
8 the history of laws protecting pedestrians with
9 disabilities;
10 (2) calls upon the citizens of the State to observe the
11 provisions of the Pedestrians with Disabilities Safety Act
12 and to take precautions necessary for the safety of
13 pedestrians with disabilities;
14 (3) reminds the citizens of the State of the policies
15 with respect to persons with disabilities and urges all
16 citizens to ensure that the policies are upheld; and
17 (4) emphasizes the need of all citizens to be aware of
18 the presence of persons with disabilities in the community
19 and to keep safe and functional for persons with
20 disabilities the streets, sidewalks, highways, and
21 walkways, and walking, running, or bicycle paths of this
22 State.
23(Source: P.A. 96-1167, eff. 7-22-10.)
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