Bill Text: IL HB2946 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Engrossed


Bill Title: Amends the Pedestrians with Disabilities Safety Act. Provides that the Governor is authorized and requested to discuss the history of persons with disabilities in the State and to discuss any violation of the Act or other laws protecting persons with disabilities in his requested yearly proclamation taking public notice of Pedestrians with Disabilities Safety Day. Provides that the proclamation, if issued, shall be displayed on the Governor's website and may be distributed by the Governor on social media.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-31 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments [HB2946 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-HB2946-Engrossed.html



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1 AN ACT concerning transportation.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Pedestrians with Disabilities Safety Act is
5amended by changing Section 20 as follows:
6 (625 ILCS 60/20)
7 Sec. 20. Proclamation. Each year, the Governor is
8authorized and requested to designate and take suitable public
9notice of Pedestrians with Disabilities Safety Day (October 15)
10and to issue a proclamation which:
11 (1) comments upon the necessity for and significance of
12 the Pedestrians with Disabilities Safety Act and discusses
13 the history of persons with disabilities in the State, laws
14 protecting pedestrians with disabilities, and any
15 violation of this Act or other laws protecting persons with
16 disabilities;
17 (2) calls upon the citizens of the State to observe the
18 provisions of the Pedestrians with Disabilities Safety Act
19 and to take precautions necessary for the safety of
20 pedestrians with disabilities;
21 (3) reminds the citizens of the State of the policies
22 with respect to persons with disabilities and urges all
23 citizens to ensure that the policies are upheld; and

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1 (4) emphasizes the need of all citizens to be aware of
2 the presence of persons with disabilities in the community
3 and to keep safe and functional for persons with
4 disabilities the streets, sidewalks, highways, walkways,
5 and walking, running, or bicycle paths of this State; and .
6 (5) The proclamation, if issued, shall be displayed on
7 the Governor's website and may be distributed by the
8 Governor on social media.
9(Source: P.A. 100-76, eff. 1-1-18.)
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