bill that would have punished marine or rail terminals for making
trucks wait in line more than 30 minutes to enter the terminal has
died in Illinois’ General Assembly.
was an anti-idling measure. The bill would have fined the terminals
$250 for every truck that was made to idle or wait in line for more
than 30 minutes. Taking any action to try to avoid the rule would
have resulted in a fine of $750 per truck.
bill also would have made it a misdemeanor for the terminal to seek
reimbursement of the fine from the vehicle operator.
bill was initially assigned to the Environment and Energy Committee,
but was then referred to the Rules Committee. It remained in committee
May 29, with the General Assembly’s session this year scheduled
to end shortly after that.