House Bill 4006 expands the definition
of reckless driving to include knowingly using an incline in a
roadway to cause a vehicle to become airborne. The bill also allows
a driver to be charged with reckless homicide if he or she
unintentionally kills someone by "hill jumping."
Standing with Gov. Blagojevich as he
signed the "Justice for Jason" law in his state Capitol office were
Jason's parents, Curtis and Cathy Ile; his brothers, Michael and
Steven; and the sponsors of the bill: Rep. Roger Eddy, R-Hutsonville;
Rep. Eddie Washington, D-Waukegan; Rep. Dan Brady, R-Bloomington;
Sen. Dale Righter, R-Mattoon; Sen. John Jones, R-Mount Vernon; and
Sen. William Haine, D-Alton.
"No family should have to suffer the
kind of needless loss that the Ile family is coping with. By signing
this law, we're making it clear that ‘hill jumping' is a serious
form of reckless driving that now carries serious consequences,"
said Gov. Blagojevich.
of the legislation]
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