Shelbyville Daily Union

Local News

January 2, 2014

Hundreds of new laws to go into effect

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SHELBYVILLE, IL. —

HB 0774 Allows certain IDOT vehicles to have red and blue emergency lights, only to be used while responding to emergencies

HB 0989 Creates public safety license plates to help fund public safety diving and water rescue services

HB 1009 Prohibits the Secretary of State from issuing a driver's license to people under 18 if they have an unresolved traffic citation; allows prosecutors to petition the court to have the driver's licenses of minors convicted of accidents involving a death or serious injury invalidated

HB 1238 Creates H Foundation Committed to a Cure for Cancer special license plates

HB 1247 Prohibits using cell phones for any purpose while driving; exempts GPS systems and hands-free devices

HB 1460 Expands definition of automobile service contracts and road hazards

HB 1529 Creates the retired law enforcement license plates and creates a fund for the money collected from them to be deposited into

HB 1539 Allows authorities to certify people as traffic controller for specific events, giving them the same authority as police officers, firefighters and crossing guards for directing traffic

HB 1810 Creates Legion of Merit Award license plates Transportation

HB 1814 Separates speeding in a work zone into two offenses: when workers are present and when workers are not present

HB 1815 Creates Diabetes Awareness license plates; fees go to the Diabetes Research Checkoff Fund

HB 1817 Creates Illinois Police Benevolent and Protective Association license plates; fees go to the Illinois Police Benevolent and Protective Association Fund

HB 2310 Cement mixing trucks manufactured and registered before 2025 are may follow maximum weight limits

HB 2382 Requires IDOT to put up signs for businesses that are open during construction projects explaining alternative routes and locations

HB 2393 No longer requires that vehicle insurers send new copies of policyholder information each time an insured individual renews his or her insurance

HB 2585 Creates an aggravated offense for driving while using a cell phone for both misdemeanors and felonies if the usage results in death or serious injury

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