(70 ILCS 715/7)
(from Ch. 127 1/2, par. 307)
Exemptions from provisions of this Act.
(a) Where a designated or assigned fire protection jurisdiction can show
cause, to the satisfaction of the Fire Marshal, that assignment to
provide fire protection coverage to an unprotected area would raise the
Insurance Service Office rating classification of the jurisdiction to a higher category or
classification than that presently held, it shall, upon presentation
of such sufficient evidence to the State Fire Marshal, be exempt from
assignment by provisions of this statute to a designated area.
(b) Territory formerly included in a fire protection district which has
been dissolved pursuant to Section 15a of "An Act in relation to fire protection
districts", approved July 8, 1927, as amended, shall be exempt from assignment
and negotiation under the provisions of this Act
for a period of 24 months after such dissolution.
(c) The Fire Marshal may not assign an unprotected area to a municipal fire department unless an ordinance or resolution has been approved by the corporate authorities of the municipality agreeing to the assignment.
(Source: P.A. 96-1177, eff. 7-22-10.)