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Illinois House Joint Resolution 21 

Designates the Stuttle Road overpass over Interstate 55 in Williamsville as the “Trooper Bernard D. Skeeters Memorial Overpass”.

 The Illinois House passed the Skeeters sign and is waiting to pass the Illinois Senate. Please call your Illinois Senator and let them know you support the Bill that will Honor Trooper Skeeters eternal sacrifice.  End of Watch May 20, 1982.  Click here to read the bill.  

 

House Joint Resolution 2

Designates the I-294 Willow Road overpass as the Trooper James Sauter Memorial Overpass.

Copy and Paste the link to find the status of HJR2:  ftp://12.43.67.2/legislation/99/BillStatus/HTML/09900HJ0002.html

This is the location where Illinois State Trooper Sauter was tragically killed on March 28, 2013 when a truck driver fell asleep and crashed into Trooper Sauter’s squad.

 

House Bill 1516

Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code.  Provides that a willful violation of the Illinois Motor Carrier Safety Law that causes a motor vehicle accident that results in great bodily harm, permanent disability, or disfigurement to another person is a Class 3 felony.  Provides that a willful violation of the Illinois Motor Carrier Safety Law that causes a motor vehicle accident that results in the death of another person is a Class 2 felony.

Link to find the status of HB1516:  http://ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocTypeID=HB&DocNum=1516&GAID=13&SessionID=88&LegID=86302

These are the charges filed against the driver who killed Trooper Sauter on March 28, 2013, and the driver who killed Vincent Petrella, a toll highway worker, and seriously injured Trooper Doug Balder on January 28, 2014.  Currently the penalty for violating this law is no different than if the driver fell asleep and crashed into a guardrail.  This bill increases the penalty if the driver falls asleep and kills or seriously injures someone in the future.

 

Link to find your state house and senate districts:  http://www.elections.il.gov/VotingInformation/RegistrationLookup.aspx

Link to determine the name of your state representatives for house and senate:

http://www.ilga.gov/house/

http://www.ilga.gov/senate/

 

What to say:

Tell them you are a constituent in their district and ask them to support HJR21, HJR2 and HB1516 when the bills come up for a vote.

Thank you!