Bill Text: IL HB3914 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Engrossed

Bill Title: Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that in addition to suspension of driving privileges, a person convicted of failing to stop his or her vehicle before meeting or overtaking a school bus stopped on a highway, roadway, private road, parking lot, school property, or at any other location shall be subject to a mandatory fine of $300 (rather $150) for a first violation and $1,000 (rather than $500) for a second or subsequent violation.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-05-29 - Referred to Assignments [HB3914 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB3914-Engrossed.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 Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by changing
5Section 11-1414 as follows:
6 (625 ILCS 5/11-1414) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1414)
7 Sec. 11-1414. Approaching, overtaking, and passing school
9 (a) The driver of a vehicle shall stop such vehicle before
10meeting or overtaking, from either direction, any school bus
11stopped on a highway, roadway, private road, parking lot,
12school property, or at any other location, including, without
13limitation, a location that is not a highway or roadway for the
14purpose of receiving or discharging pupils. Such stop is
15required before reaching the school bus when there is in
16operation on the school bus the visual signals as specified in
17Sections 12-803 and 12-805 of this Code. The driver of the
18vehicle shall not proceed until the school bus resumes motion
19or the driver of the vehicle is signaled by the school bus
20driver to proceed or the visual signals are no longer actuated.
21 (b) The stop signal arm required by Section 12-803 of this
22Code shall be extended after the school bus has come to a
23complete stop for the purpose of loading or discharging pupils

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1and shall be closed before the school bus is placed in motion
2again. The stop signal arm shall not be extended at any other
4 (c) The alternately flashing red signal lamps of an 8-lamp
5flashing signal system required by Section 12-805 of this Code
6shall be actuated after the school bus has come to a complete
7stop for the purpose of loading or discharging pupils and shall
8be turned off before the school bus is placed in motion again.
9The red signal lamps shall not be actuated at any other time
10except as provided in paragraph (d) of this Section.
11 (d) The alternately flashing amber signal lamps of an
128-lamp flashing signal system required by Section 12-805 of
13this Code shall be actuated continuously during not less than
14the last 100 feet traveled by the school bus before stopping
15for the purpose of loading or discharging pupils within an
16urban area and during not less than the last 200 feet traveled
17by the school bus outside an urban area. The amber signal lamps
18shall remain actuated until the school bus is stopped. The
19amber signal lamps shall not be actuated at any other time.
20 (d-5) The alternately flashing head lamps permitted by
21Section 12-805 of this Code may be operated while the
22alternately flashing red or amber signal lamps required by that
23Section are actuated.
24 (e) The driver of a vehicle upon a highway having 4 or more
25lanes which permits at least 2 lanes of traffic to travel in
26opposite directions need not stop such vehicle upon meeting a

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1school bus which is stopped in the opposing roadway; and need
2not stop such vehicle when driving upon a controlled access
3highway when passing a school bus traveling in either direction
4that is stopped in a loading zone adjacent to the surfaced or
5improved part of the controlled access highway where
6pedestrians are not permitted to cross.
7 (f) Beginning with the effective date of this amendatory
8Act of 1985, the Secretary of State shall suspend for a period
9of 3 months the driving privileges of any person convicted of a
10violation of subsection (a) of this Section or a similar
11provision of a local ordinance; the Secretary shall suspend for
12a period of one year the driving privileges of any person
13convicted of a second or subsequent violation of subsection (a)
14of this Section or a similar provision of a local ordinance if
15the second or subsequent violation occurs within 5 years of a
16prior conviction for the same offense. In addition to the
17suspensions authorized by this Section, any person convicted of
18violating this Section or a similar provision of a local
19ordinance shall be subject to a mandatory fine of $300 $150 or,
20upon a second or subsequent violation, $1,000 $500. The
21Secretary may also grant, for the duration of any suspension
22issued under this subsection, a restricted driving permit
23granting the privilege of driving a motor vehicle between the
24driver's residence and place of employment or within other
25proper limits that the Secretary of State shall find necessary
26to avoid any undue hardship. A restricted driving permit issued

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1hereunder shall be subject to cancellation, revocation and
2suspension by the Secretary of State in like manner and for
3like cause as a driver's license may be cancelled, revoked or
4suspended; except that a conviction upon one or more offenses
5against laws or ordinances regulating the movement of traffic
6shall be deemed sufficient cause for the revocation, suspension
7or cancellation of the restricted driving permit. The Secretary
8of State may, as a condition to the issuance of a restricted
9driving permit, require the applicant to participate in a
10designated driver remedial or rehabilitative program. Any
11conviction for a violation of this subsection shall be included
12as an offense for the purposes of determining suspension action
13under any other provision of this Code, provided however, that
14the penalties provided under this subsection shall be imposed
15unless those penalties imposed under other applicable
16provisions are greater.
17 The owner of any vehicle alleged to have violated paragraph
18(a) of this Section shall, upon appropriate demand by the
19State's Attorney or other designated person acting in response
20to a signed complaint, provide a written statement or
21deposition identifying the operator of the vehicle if such
22operator was not the owner at the time of the alleged
23violation. Failure to supply such information shall result in
24the suspension of the vehicle registration of the vehicle for a
25period of 3 months. In the event the owner has assigned control
26for the use of the vehicle to another, the person to whom

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1control was assigned shall comply with the provisions of this
2paragraph and be subject to the same penalties as herein
4(Source: P.A. 99-740, eff. 1-1-17.)