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


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: (Passed) 2017-08-11 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0076 [HB2643 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB2643-Chaptered.html



Public Act 100-0076
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AN ACT concerning transportation.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 5. The Pedestrians with Disabilities Safety Act is
amended by changing Sections 5 and 20 as follows:
(625 ILCS 60/5)
Sec. 5. Definitions. For purposes of this Act:
"Mobility device" means a support cane, walker, crutches,
wheelchair, scooter, or other device, which may be necessary
for use by a pedestrian with a disability when traveling.
"Pedestrian with a disability" means a person with a
disability, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act,
who may require the use of a mobility device, service animal,
or white cane to travel on the streets, sidewalks, highways,
and walkways, and walking, running, or bicycle paths of this
State.
"Service animal" means a service animal as defined by the
Code of Federal Regulations (28 CFR 36.104).
"White cane" means a cane that is predominantly white or
metallic in color, with or without a red tip, that is held in
an extended or raised position.
(Source: P.A. 96-1167, eff. 7-22-10.)
(625 ILCS 60/20)
Sec. 20. Proclamation. Each year, the Governor is
authorized and requested to designate and take suitable public
notice of Pedestrians with Disabilities Safety Day (October 15)
and to issue a proclamation which:
(1) comments upon the necessity for and significance of
the Pedestrians with Disabilities Safety Act and discusses
the history of laws protecting pedestrians with
disabilities;
(2) calls upon the citizens of the State to observe the
provisions of the Pedestrians with Disabilities Safety Act
and to take precautions necessary for the safety of
pedestrians with disabilities;
(3) reminds the citizens of the State of the policies
with respect to persons with disabilities and urges all
citizens to ensure that the policies are upheld; and
(4) emphasizes the need of all citizens to be aware of
the presence of persons with disabilities in the community
and to keep safe and functional for persons with
disabilities the streets, sidewalks, highways, and
walkways, and walking, running, or bicycle paths of this
State.
(Source: P.A. 96-1167, eff. 7-22-10.)
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