Bill Text: IL SB0947 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Engrossed


Bill Title: Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning a short title.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-28 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [SB0947 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-SB0947-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
5Sections 2-112 and 6-109 as follows:
6 (625 ILCS 5/2-112) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 2-112)
7 Sec. 2-112. Distribution of synopsis laws.
8 (a) The Secretary of State may publish a synopsis or
9summary of the laws of this State regulating the operation of
10vehicles and may deliver a copy thereof without charge with
11each original vehicle registration and with each original
12driver's license.
13 (b) The Secretary of State shall make any necessary
14revisions in its publications including, but not limited to,
15the Illinois Rules of the Road, to accurately conform its
16publications to the provisions of the Pedestrians with
17Disabilities Safety Act.
18 (c) The Secretary of State shall include, in the Illinois
19Rules of the Road publication, information advising drivers to
20use the Dutch Reach method when opening a vehicle door after
21parallel parking on a street (checking the rear-view mirror,
22checking the side-view mirror, then opening the door with the
23right hand, thereby reducing the risk of injuring a bicyclist

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1or opening the door in the path a vehicle approaching from
2behind).
3 (d) The Secretary of State shall include, in each
4registration renewal notice, information advising drivers to
5abide by subsection (c) of Section 11-907 of this Code when
6approaching a stationary authorized emergency vehicle.
7(Source: P.A. 100-770, eff. 1-1-19; 100-962, eff. 1-1-19.)
8 (625 ILCS 5/6-109)
9 Sec. 6-109. Examination of Applicants.
10 (a) The Secretary of State shall examine every applicant
11for a driver's license or permit who has not been previously
12licensed as a driver under the laws of this State or any other
13state or country, or any applicant for renewal of such driver's
14license or permit when such license or permit has been expired
15for more than one year. The Secretary of State shall, subject
16to the provisions of paragraph (c), examine every licensed
17driver at least every 8 years, and may examine or re-examine
18any other applicant or licensed driver, provided that during
19the years 1984 through 1991 those drivers issued a license for
203 years may be re-examined not less than every 7 years or more
21than every 10 years.
22 The Secretary of State shall require the testing of the
23eyesight of any driver's license or permit applicant who has
24not been previously licensed as a driver under the laws of this
25State and shall promulgate rules and regulations to provide for

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1the orderly administration of all the provisions of this
2Section.
3 The Secretary of State shall include at least one test
4question that concerns the provisions of the Pedestrians with
5Disabilities Safety Act in the question pool used for the
6written portion of the driver's drivers license examination
7within one year after July 22, 2010 (the effective date of
8Public Act 96-1167).
9 The Secretary of State shall include, in the question pool
10used for the written portion of the driver's license
11examination, test questions concerning safe driving in the
12presence of bicycles, of which one may be concerning the Dutch
13Reach method as described in Section 2-112.
14 The Secretary of State shall include, in the question pool
15used for the written portion of the driver's license
16examination, test questions concerning safe driving when
17approaching authorized emergency vehicles, as described in
18Section 11-907.
19 (b) Except as provided for those applicants in paragraph
20(c), such examination shall include a test of the applicant's
21eyesight, his or her ability to read and understand official
22traffic control devices, his or her knowledge of safe driving
23practices and the traffic laws of this State, and may include
24an actual demonstration of the applicant's ability to exercise
25ordinary and reasonable control of the operation of a motor
26vehicle, and such further physical and mental examination as

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1the Secretary of State finds necessary to determine the
2applicant's fitness to operate a motor vehicle safely on the
3highways, except the examination of an applicant 75 years of
4age or older shall include an actual demonstration of the
5applicant's ability to exercise ordinary and reasonable
6control of the operation of a motor vehicle. All portions of
7written and verbal examinations under this Section, excepting
8where the English language appears on facsimiles of road signs,
9may be given in the Spanish language and, at the discretion of
10the Secretary of State, in any other language as well as in
11English upon request of the examinee. Deaf persons who are
12otherwise qualified are not prohibited from being issued a
13license, other than a commercial driver's license, under this
14Code.
15 (c) Re-examination for those applicants who at the time of
16renewing their driver's license possess a driving record devoid
17of any convictions of traffic violations or evidence of
18committing an offense for which mandatory revocation would be
19required upon conviction pursuant to Section 6-205 at the time
20of renewal shall be in a manner prescribed by the Secretary in
21order to determine an applicant's ability to safely operate a
22motor vehicle, except that every applicant for the renewal of a
23driver's license who is 75 years of age or older must prove, by
24an actual demonstration, the applicant's ability to exercise
25reasonable care in the safe operation of a motor vehicle.
26 (d) In the event the applicant is not ineligible under the

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1provisions of Section 6-103 to receive a driver's license, the
2Secretary of State shall make provision for giving an
3examination, either in the county where the applicant resides
4or at a place adjacent thereto reasonably convenient to the
5applicant, within not more than 30 days from the date said
6application is received.
7 (e) The Secretary of State may adopt rules regarding the
8use of foreign language interpreters during the application and
9examination process.
10(Source: P.A. 100-770, eff. 1-1-19; 100-962, eff. 1-1-19;
11revised 10-3-18.)
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