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HB1108VEH CD-STREET NOISE MONITORING (CROKE M) Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the City of Chicago shall (instead of "may") enact an ordinance providing for a noise monitoring system upon any portion of the roadway known as Jean-Baptiste Pointe DuSable Lake Shore Drive. Requires that the installation of the noise monitoring system shall be completed within 6 months after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Requires that, 12 months after the effective date of the amendatory Act, and any time after the first report as the City deems necessary, the City of Chicago shall prepare a noise monitoring report with the data collected from the system and, upon request, shall make the report available to the public. Limits home rule powers.
 Current Status:   3/10/2023 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
 Recent Status:   3/7/2023 - House Transportation: Regulations, Roads & Bridges2/23/2023 - Assigned to House Transportation: Regulations, Roads & Bridges
 Comments:   Creates a noise monitoring program on Lake Shore Drive. Could Possibly lead to motorcycles being targeted by automated and unreliable enforcement.
 Report Position:   Oppose
 State Bill Page:   HB1108
 
HB1634VEH CD–CALI EMISSION STANDARDS (GONZALEZ JR. E) Amends the Vehicle Emissions Inspection Law of 2005 of the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that, by December 1, 2023, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency shall adopt rules to implement the motor vehicle emission standards of the State of California, including, but not limited to the (1) zero-emission vehicle program, (2) low-emission vehicle program, (3) advanced clean trucks program, and (4) heavy-duty low NOx omnibus program, and shall amend the rules within 6 months of any changes to maintain consistency with the California motor vehicle emission standards and federal clean air laws. Provides that the rules may incorporate by reference the California motor vehicle standards established in final regulations issued by the California Air Resources Board and promulgated under the California Health and Safety Code. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   2/1/2023 - Referred to House Rules
 Recent Status:   2/1/2023 - FIRST READING
2/1/2023 - Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.
 Comments:   
Sister bill to SB2050 - brings CA emissions to Illinois which is hostile to racing, off-road, and motorcycle community.
 Report Position:   Oppose
 State Bill Page:   HB1634
 
HB2053AUTONOMOUS VEH REQUIREMENTS (KIFOWIT S) Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Defines "autonomous vehicle" as a motor vehicle that possesses the capability (enabled or not) for automated functions to control movement of the vehicle along 2 axes of direction simultaneously. Provides that, before selling or continuing to operate a new or used autonomous vehicle in this State and before updating the software or hardware of any automated driving system on such a vehicle, a manufacturer shall submit to the Department of Transportation documentation regarding the level of driving automation, along with a filing fee in an amount to be determined by the Department. Provides that the Department shall assemble an Automated Driving Systems Review Committee to evaluate submitted documentation and make determinations concerning the level of automated driving capabilities and the suitability of the vehicle for operation on public roads. Provides that an autonomous vehicle classified as having Level 2 Driving Automation may be sold to consumers and registered for use. Provides that the owner of the automated vehicle shall file an annual report with the Department of Transportation stating the number of miles driven per year, the estimated number of miles driven using equipped automated driving systems, and any collisions that occurred involving the vehicle. Prohibits the sale or operation of autonomous vehicles classified as having Level 3, 4, or 5 Driving Automation. Provides that a resident may file a request for the Automated Driving Systems Review Committee to review an existing vehicle sold or registered in this State, and that the Secretary of State shall receive and investigate complaints of a dealer selling a vehicle prohibited for sale under the new provisions. Provides that a person who operates a prohibited vehicle is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and that such a vehicle is subject to impoundment. Provides penalties for the unauthorized sale or modification of an autonomous vehicle.
 Current Status:   3/10/2023 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
 Recent Status:   3/8/2023 - House Transportation: Vehicles & Safety3/1/2023 - House Transportation: Vehicles & Safety
 Report Position:   Support
 State Bill Page:   HB2053
 
HB2131VEH CD-25MPH LIMIT NEAR BIKES (HUYNH H) House Committee Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Department of Transportation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Requires the Secretary of Transportation to establish and convene the Zero Traffic Fatalities Task Force to develop a structured, coordinated process for early engagement of all parties to develop policies to reduce traffic fatalities to zero. Provides that the Task Force shall include, but is not limited to, representatives from the Illinois State Police, State-supported institutions of higher learning, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Public Health, local governments, bicycle safety organizations, statewide motorist service membership organizations, transportation advocacy organizations, and labor organizations. Requires the Secretary of Transportation to prepare and submit a report of findings based on the Zero Traffic Fatalities Task Force's efforts to the General Assembly on or before January 1, 2025. Sets forth issues that shall be included in the report. Provides for repeal of the provisions on January 1, 2026. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 2 - Provides that representatives from the Secretary of State and motorcycle safety organizations shall be included in the Zero Traffic Fatalities Task Force.
 Current Status:   3/24/2023 - Referred to Senate Assignments
 Recent Status:   3/24/2023 - FIRST READING
3/24/2023 - Chief Senate Sponsor Sen. Mike Simmons
 Comments:   Amended bill creates a Zero Traffic Fatality Task Force. 2nd Amendment to the bill puts a motorcycle organization on the task force.
 Report Position:   Support
 State Bill Page:   HB2131
 
HB2431VEH CD-VIDEO CONFERENCING (KELLY M) Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that a person may not operate a motor vehicle on a roadway while using an electronic communication device, including using an electronic communication device to participate in any video conferencing application or to access any social media site. Excludes the exemptions that permit a driver to use an electronic communication device in hands-free or voice-operated mode or by pressing a single button to activate or terminate a voice communication when a person is using the electronic communication device to watch or stream video, participate in any video conferencing application, or access any social media site.
 Current Status:   3/27/2023 - Referred to Senate Assignments
 Recent Status:   3/27/2023 - FIRST READING
3/27/2023 - Chief Senate Sponsor Sen. Javier L. Cervantes
 Comments:   ABATE of Illinois supports all efforts to reduce distracted driving.
 Report Position:   Support
 State Bill Page:   HB2431
 
HB2582VEH CD-TEST EXEMPTION UNDER 18 (FRITTS B) Amends Illinois Vehicle Code. Removes the testing requirement for motorcycle operators who are under the age of 18.
 Current Status:   3/30/2023 - Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Terri Bryant
 Recent Status:   3/30/2023 - Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Erica Harriss
3/27/2023 - Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Karina Villa
 Comments:   This bill eliminates the duplicate motorcycle testing requirement for 16-17 yrs olds. This bill still requires 16-17 yr olds to attend and successfully complete a MSF Basic Rider Course which includes the standard SOS riding test as part of its curriculum and is a higher standard than what is placed on potential riders 18+ in age. It eliminates the requirement to test a 2nd time at a SOS facility.
 Report Position:   Support
 State Bill Page:   HB2582
 
HB2913SAFE AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE ACT (TARVER, II C) Creates the Safe Autonomous Vehicle Act. Provides definitions. Provides that upon notification to the Secretary of State, a Motor Vehicle Manufacturer may commence a safe autonomous vehicle project with a vehicle installed with an Automated Driving System after providing notification to the Secretary of State and after self-certification under certain conditions. Provides that the Manufacturer shall determine the geographical boundaries of the project and shall maintain incident records and provide periodic summaries to the Secretary of State and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Provides that the Participating Fleet in the program shall be insured by the Manufacturer who shall assume liability for incidents where the automated driving system technology is at fault for that incident. Provides that any person operates a vehicle with automated driving system technology without first satisfying the eligibility requirements in the Act shall be fined $10,000 for a first violation and a second or subsequent violation is a Class A misdemeanor. Preempts home rule powers. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   3/10/2023 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
 Recent Status:   3/8/2023 - House Transportation: Vehicles & Safety3/1/2023 - House Transportation: Vehicles & Safety
 Comments:   Bill allows for self certification instead of independent verification, has no oversight or reporting requirements, and has no requirement to show that the system is safe for use on public roads before using them for field testing. Our lives are not a field test!
 Report Position:   Oppose
 State Bill Page:   HB2913
 
HB3548VEH CD-NON-HIGHWAY VEHICLES (FRITTS B) Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the operation of a non-highway vehicle is authorized if it is operated only on streets where the posted speed limit is 55 (rather than 35) miles per hour or less and the use of the non-highway vehicle is permitted by the unit of local government. Provides that a non-highway vehicle may cross a road or street at an intersection where the road or street has a posted speed limit of more than 55 (rather than 35) miles per hour. Provides that a county board located in a county that permits the use of a non-highway vehicle on its roadways shall not be deemed liable for crashes involving the use of a non-highway vehicle on its roadways.
 Current Status:   3/10/2023 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
 Recent Status:   3/8/2023 - House Transportation: Vehicles & Safety3/7/2023 - Chief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. John M. Cabello
 Comments:   Representative Fritts is working to get all stakeholders concerns addressed on this bill to allow off road vehicles to use county and township roads.
 Report Position:   Neutral
 State Bill Page:   HB3548
 
HB3674SALE OF E-15 GASOLINE (ROSENTHAL W) Amends the Motor Fuel Sales Act. Authorizes motor fuel blends containing 10.5% to 15% ethanol, by volume, to be sold in the State at any time during the year if permitted under federal law. Provides that, if a federal authorization must be obtained to provide for the year-round sale of those motor fuel blends, then the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency shall take all actions necessary to obtain the federal authorization on behalf of the State.
 Current Status:   3/30/2023 - House Revenue & Finance
 Recent Status:   3/29/2023 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. William E Hauter
3/23/2023 - House Revenue & Finance
 Comments:   The unchecked expansion of 15% ethanol fuel can lead to damage to motorcycle fuel systems and cause motorcyclists to violate the clean air act as their engines are not certified to run any fuel beyond 10% ethanol.
 Report Position:   Oppose
 State Bill Page:   HB3674
 
SB1248TRANSPORTATION-TECH (TURNER D) Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
 Current Status:   3/30/2023 - Sponsor Removed Sen. Andrew S. Chesney
 Recent Status:   3/24/2023 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Javier L. Cervantes
3/23/2023 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Andrew S. Chesney
 Comments:   This bill will become the LED lighting update legislation that ABATE is working on.
 State Bill Page:   SB1248
 
SB1471AUTONOMOUS VEH REQUIREMENTS (TURNER S) Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Defines "autonomous vehicle" as a motor vehicle that possesses the capability (enabled or not) for automated functions to control movement of the vehicle along 2 axes of direction simultaneously. Provides that, before selling or continuing to operate a new or used autonomous vehicle in this State and before updating the software or hardware of any automated driving system on such a vehicle, a manufacturer shall submit to the Department of Transportation documentation regarding the level of driving automation, along with a filing fee in an amount to be determined by the Department. Provides that the Department shall assemble an Automated Driving Systems Review Committee to evaluate submitted documentation and make determinations concerning the level of automated driving capabilities and the suitability of the vehicle for operation on public roads. Provides that an autonomous vehicle classified as having Level 2 Driving Automation may be sold to consumers and registered for use. Provides that the owner of the automated vehicle shall file an annual report with the Department of Transportation stating the number of miles driven per year, the estimated number of miles driven using equipped automated driving systems, and any collisions that occurred involving the vehicle. Prohibits the sale or operation of autonomous vehicles classified as having Level 3, 4, or 5 Driving Automation. Provides that a resident may file a request for the Automated Driving Systems Review Committee to review an existing vehicle sold or registered in this State, and that the Secretary of State shall receive and investigate complaints of a dealer selling a vehicle prohibited for sale under the new provisions. Provides that a person who operates a prohibited vehicle is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and that such a vehicle is subject to impoundment. Provides penalties for the unauthorized sale or modification of an autonomous vehicle.
 Current Status:   3/24/2023 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Javier L. Cervantes
 Recent Status:   3/22/2023 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Karina Villa
2/7/2023 - Referred to Senate Assignments
 Comments:   ABATE bill to regulate Autonomous Vehicles and protect the safety of Illinois motorcyclists.
 State Bill Page:   SB1471
 
SB2050VEH CD–CALI EMISSION STANDARDS (VILLIVALAM R) Amends the Vehicle Emissions Inspection Law of 2005 of the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that, by December 1, 2023, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency shall adopt rules to implement the motor vehicle emission standards of the State of California, including, but not limited to the (1) zero-emission vehicle program, (2) low-emission vehicle program, (3) advanced clean trucks program, and (4) heavy-duty low NOx omnibus program, and shall amend the rules within 6 months of any changes to maintain consistency with the California motor vehicle emission standards and federal clean air laws. Provides that the rules may incorporate by reference the California motor vehicle standards established in final regulations issued by the California Air Resources Board and promulgated under the California Health and Safety Code. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   3/30/2023 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
 Recent Status:   2/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Assignments
2/9/2023 - FIRST READING
 Comments:   Bill would bring California Air Resources Board Restrictions to Illinois. This would put Illinois regs in the hands of unelected bureaucrats in CA. These regs have been hostile to on and off road riders in CA.
 Report Position:   Oppose
 State Bill Page:   SB2050
 
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