(70 ILCS 715/7) (from Ch. 127 1/2, par. 307)
    Sec. 7. 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.)