Bill Text: IL SB0691 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Amends the Child Passenger Protection Act. Provides that a technician shall discuss with a person who received a citation for a violation of the Act with the notation of "no safety seat" in the notes field, and has scheduled a child safety instructional course, the negative consequences of a motor vehicle accident with a child occurring without the child wearing a proper child restraint system. The technician may also discuss the importance of an adult wearing a safety belt and the impact it may have on the child's behavior.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-08-04 - Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments [SB0691 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-SB0691-Introduced.html


100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
SB0691

Introduced 1/30/2017, by Sen. David Koehler

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
625 ILCS 25/6a

Amends the Child Passenger Protection Act. Provides that a technician shall discuss with a person who received a citation for a violation of the Act with the notation of "no safety seat" in the notes field, and has scheduled a child safety instructional course, the negative consequences of a motor vehicle accident with a child occurring without the child wearing a proper child restraint system. The technician may also discuss the importance of an adult wearing a safety belt and the impact it may have on the child's behavior.
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A BILL FOR

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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 Child Passenger Protection Act is amended by
5changing Section 6a as follows:
6 (625 ILCS 25/6a)
7 Sec. 6a. Child passenger safety instructional course.
8 (a) As used in this Section, "technician" means a person
9who has successfully completed the U.S. Department of
10Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety
11Administration's (NHTSA) standardized National Child Passenger
12Safety Certification Training Program and who maintains a
13current child passenger safety technician or technician
14instructor certification through the current certifying body
15for the National Child Passenger Safety Training Program as
16designated by the NHTSA.
17 (b) A person in violation of Section 4 of this Act may
18schedule a child safety instructional course with a technician.
19The instructional course shall include instruction on the
20proper installation of a child restraint system. The
21instructional course shall also include an inspection of the
22child restraint system. At the time of scheduling, the
23technician shall notify the person that the instructional

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1course must be completed prior to the mandatory court
2appearance date on the person's citation for a violation of
3Section 4 of this Act.
4 (c) Prior to beginning the instructional course, the person
5must present a copy of the citation of a violation of Section 4
6of this Act to the technician.
7 (d) The technician shall be observant for any citations
8with the notation "no safety seat" in the notes field and
9discuss with the person, for the purpose of determining the
10person's need for a child restraint system, the person's
11reasons for not transporting the child in a child restraint
12system. The technician shall discuss the negative consequences
13of a motor vehicle accident with a child occurring without the
14child wearing a proper child restraint system. The technician
15may also discuss the importance of an adult wearing a safety
16belt and the impact it may have on the child's behavior.
17 (e) Upon completion of the instructional course to the
18satisfaction of the technician conducting the course, the
19technician shall issue a letter to the person for presentation
20in court. The letter shall:
21 (1) be printed on a form or in a manner required by the
22 Illinois Department of Transportation;
23 (2) indicate that the person has voluntarily
24 participated in the instructional course and received
25 instruction from a technician regarding the proper use of
26 the person's child restraint system; and

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1 (3) include (i) the date the instructional course was
2 completed, (ii) the citation number presented to the
3 technician under this Section, (iii) the county in which
4 the citation was issued, and (iv) the technician's
5 signature and technician number.
6(Source: P.A. 96-914, eff. 1-1-11; 97-26, eff. 1-1-12.)
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