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Rep. Thapedi-sponsored law creating the Expressway Safety Act goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2020

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By Local Labs News Service | Jul 23, 2019

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A new law sponsored by Rep. André Thapedi (D-32) that was introduced with the purpose of creating the Expressway Safety Act will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, according to the official Illinois General Assembly website.

The legislation was introduced in bill HB331 on Jan. 11, when Rep. Thaddeus Jones (D-29) filed it with the House clerk.

According to the General Assembly website, the bill as introduced was designed to "create the Expressway Safety Act".

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 16. The bill was sent to the governor and signed into law on July 12. The law is scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

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 HB331.

Date
Chamber
Action
1/11/2019
House
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Thaddeus Jones
1/14/2019
House
First Reading
1/14/2019
House
Referred to Rules Committee
2/5/2019
House
Assigned to Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee
3/13/2019
House
Do Pass / Short Debate Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee; 012-000-000
3/13/2019
House
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
3/13/2019
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
3/19/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
3/19/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Thaddeus Jones
3/20/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee
3/29/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee; 013-000-000
4/9/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
4/9/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Thaddeus Jones
4/10/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
4/10/2019
House
Second Reading - Short Debate
4/10/2019
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. André Thapedi
4/10/2019
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
4/10/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
4/10/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
4/10/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
4/10/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi
4/10/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
4/10/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
4/10/2019
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
4/10/2019
House
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
4/11/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
4/11/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Monica Bristow
4/11/2019
House
Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 109-000-001
4/11/2019
Senate
Arrive in Senate
4/11/2019
Senate
First Reading
4/11/2019
Senate
Chief Senate Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
4/11/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of First Reading
4/11/2019
Senate
Referred to Assignments
4/12/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muñoz
4/12/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. John G. Mulroe
4/24/2019
Senate
Assigned to Transportation
5/2/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 7, 2019
5/2/2019
Senate
Do Pass Transportation; 013-000-000
5/9/2019
Senate
Second Reading
5/9/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 14, 2019
5/16/2019
House
Passed Both Houses
5/16/2019
Senate
Third Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
6/14/2019
House
Sent to the Governor
7/12/2019
House
Effective Date January 1, 2020
7/12/2019
House
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0042
7/12/2019
House
Governor Approved

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