Illinois HB 331 – Creates the Expressway Safety Act
Creates the Expressway Safety Act. Provides that the Illinois State Police, the Illinois Department of Transportation, and the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority shall work together to conduct a program to increase the amount of cameras along expressways in Cook County. Provides that images from the cameras may be used to investigate offenses and detect roadway hazards, but not to enforce petty offenses. Provides that the program shall be funded by the Road Fund. Repeals the Act on July 1, 2023.Full Bill Text
UPDATE July 12, 2019: The governor signed the bill into law.
UPDATE June 14, 2019: Bill sent to Governor’s office.
UPDATE May 16, 2019: Bill passed both Houses.
UPDATE May 2, 2019: Do Pass from Senate Transportation Committee; placed on Calendar of Order 2nd Reading May 7.
UPDATE April 11, 2019: Third reading in House, passed in 109-0-1 vote. Sent to Senate.
UPDATE March 29, 2019: House Floor amendment No. 1 recommends be adopted
UPDATE March 20, 2019: House Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee
UPDATE March 19, 2019: House Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
UPDATE February 5, 2019: Bill has been referred to the House Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee.
HB 331 was introduced in the state House on January 11, 2019 and has since been referred to the Rules Committee. It is not yet on the Committee’s docket for a hearing.
The bill would provide authority for the state to increase the number of speed cameras on Cook County expressways. The NMA’s many objections to speed cameras are provided here.