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Public Act 095-0946


 

Public Act 0946 95TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



 


 
Public Act 095-0946
 
HB4683 Enrolled LRB095 16079 RLC 42097 b

    AN ACT concerning fire safety.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Fire
and Life Safety Device Act.
 
    Section 5. Fire protection devices neither designed nor
capable of function.
    (a) The manufacture, installation, or sale of any device or
object that reasonably appears to be a smoke detector,
sprinkler head, carbon monoxide alarm, heat detector, or any
other similar device used for life safety or fire protection
that is, in fact, neither designed nor capable of performing
such life safety or fire protection function, is prohibited.
    (b) A person who violates this Act is guilty of a petty
offense and shall be fined a maximum of $100 for the first
offense, $500 for the second offense, and $1,000 for the third
or subsequent offense. Each day that a device or devices are
installed in violation of this Section constitutes a separate
offense.
    (c) Inspectors employed by municipalities, fire protection
districts, and counties, those individuals who meet the
requirements of subsection (f) of Section 20 of the Fire
Sprinkler Contractor Licensing Act, and individuals licensed
under the Professional Engineering Practice Act of 1989 may
inspect devices described in subsection (a) to ensure
compliance with this Act. No such inspection shall be conducted
in any room or suite of rooms used for human habitation,
including any single family residence, living unit of a
multiple family residence, or living unit in a mixed use
building.
    (d) Subsection (a) of this Section does not apply to sworn
law enforcement officers utilizing a facsimile smoke detector,
sprinkler head, carbon monoxide alarm, heat detector, or any
other similar device in furtherance of a criminal
investigation.

Effective Date: 1/1/2009