(425 ILCS 8/20)
(a) When tested in accordance with Section 15 of this Act, no more than 25% of the cigarettes tested in a test trial shall exhibit full-length burns.
(b) Each cigarette listed in a certification submitted in accordance with Section 30 of this Act that uses lowered permeability bands in the cigarette paper to achieve compliance with the performance standard set forth in subsection (a) of this Section shall have at least 2 nominally identical bands on the paper surrounding the tobacco column. At least one complete band shall be located at least 15 millimeters from the lighting end of the cigarette. For cigarettes on which the bands are positioned by design, there shall be at least 2 bands fully located at least 15 millimeters from the lighting end and either (i) 10 millimeters from the filter end of the tobacco column, or (ii) 10 millimeters from the labeled end of the tobacco column for non-filtered cigarettes.
(c) The manufacturer or manufacturers of a cigarette that the Office of the State Fire Marshal determines cannot be tested in accordance with the test method prescribed in Section 15 of this Act shall propose a test method and performance standard for such cigarette to the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Upon approval of the proposed test method and a determination by the Office of the State Fire Marshal that the performance standard proposed by the manufacturer or manufacturers is equivalent to the performance standard prescribed in subsection (a) of this Section, the manufacturer or manufacturers may employ such test method and performance standard to certify such cigarette in accordance with Section 30 of this Act. If the State Fire Marshal determines that another state has enacted reduced cigarette ignition propensity standards that include a test method and performance standard that is the same as those contained in this Act, and the State Fire Marshal finds that the officials responsible for implementing those requirements have approved the proposed alternative test method and performance standard for a particular cigarette proposed by a manufacturer as meeting the fire safety standards of that state's law or regulation under a legal provision comparable to this subsection (c), then the State Fire Marshal shall authorize that manufacturer to employ the alternative test method and performance standard to certify that cigarette for sale in this State, unless the State Fire Marshal demonstrates a reasonable basis why the alternative test should not be accepted under this Act. All other applicable requirements of this Act shall apply to such manufacturer or manufacturers.
(d) This Act shall be implemented in accordance with the implementation and substance of the New York Fire Safety Standards for Cigarettes.
(Source: P.A. 94-775, eff. 1-1-08