Rep. Gong-Gershowitz-sponsored law amending the Illinois Vehicle Code now in effect
A new law sponsored by Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-17) 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 on June 21 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 on June 14 and was signed into law on June 21. The law went into effect immediately.
Illinois has a bicameral congress. The state enacts laws through bills that can be introduced in either the state House of Representatives or the state Senate, and either chamber of the legislature can reject or amend a bill before it becomes law. Once a bill is passed by both chambers, the bill must be sent to the state governor within 30 days, after which the governor has 60 days to sign it or veto it. If the governor does nothing, it becomes law after the 60 days have passed.
The following table shows the full history of actions on HB1613.
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Justin Slaughter
Referred to Rules Committee
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
Assigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kambium Buckner
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
Do Pass / Short Debate Judiciary - Criminal Committee; 012-005-001
Removed Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
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
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kambium Buckner
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Judiciary - Criminal Committee; 013-003-000
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
Remove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kambium Buckner
Second Reading - Short Debate
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Standard Debate
Removed from Short Debate Status
Third Reading - Standard Debate - Passed 075-035-000
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
Do Pass Criminal Law; 006-004-000
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 9, 2019
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
Effective Date June 21, 2019
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0024
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