A new law sponsored by Sen. Patricia Van Pelt (D-5) that was introduced with the purpose of amending the Illinois Vehicle Code went into effect on June 21, according to the official Illinois General Assembly website.
The legislation was introduced in bill HB1613 on Jan. 31, when Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27) filed it with the House clerk.
According to the General Assembly website, the bill as introduced was designed to "amend the Illinois Vehicle Code".
After debate, the House passed the bill and it arrived in the Senate on April 11, and both chambers agreed to the final version of the legislation on May 21. The bill was sent to the governor and signed into law on June 21. The law went into effect immediately.
Illinois legislature enacts laws through bills that can be introduced in either the state House of Representatives or the state Senate. Either chamber of the legislature can reject or amend a bill before it becomes law. Legislators sometimes sponsor "shell bills" devoid of substantive provisions, introduced with the intention of being amended later to include actual legislation.
The following table shows the full history of actions on HB1613.
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Justin Slaughter
Referred to Rules Committee
Assigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
Removed Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kambium Buckner
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
Do Pass / Short Debate Judiciary - Criminal Committee; 012-005-001
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
Fiscal Note Requested by Rep. Tom Demmer
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Celina Villanueva
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Margo McDermed
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Justin Slaughter
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
Remove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kambium Buckner
Second Reading - Short Debate
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kambium Buckner
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Judiciary - Criminal Committee; 013-003-000
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
Third Reading - Standard Debate - Passed 075-035-000
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Standard Debate
Removed from Short Debate Status
Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
Chief Senate Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
Placed on Calendar Order of First Reading
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 9, 2019
Do Pass Criminal Law; 006-004-000
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 14, 2019
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
Third Reading - Passed; 032-018-000
Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0024
Effective Date June 21, 2019
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