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Public Act 100-0067


 

Public Act 0067 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 100-0067
 
HB2551 EnrolledLRB100 05694 MJP 15715 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The State Fire Marshal Act is amended by
changing Section 2 as follows:
 
    (20 ILCS 2905/2)  (from Ch. 127 1/2, par. 2)
    Sec. 2. The Office shall have the following powers and
duties:
        1. To exercise the rights, powers and duties which have
    been vested by law in the Department of State Police as the
    successor of the Department of Public Safety, State Fire
    Marshal, inspectors, officers and employees of the State
    Fire Marshal, including arson investigation. Arson
    investigations conducted by the State Fire Marshal's
    Office shall be conducted by State Fire Marshal Arson
    Investigator Special Agents, who shall be peace officers as
    provided in the Peace Officer Fire Investigation Act.
        2. To keep a record, as may be required by law, of all
    fires occurring in the State, together with all facts,
    statistics and circumstances, including the origin of
    fires.
        3. To exercise the rights, powers and duties which have
    been vested in the Department of State Police by the
    "Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Act", approved August 7,
    1951, as amended.
        4. To administer the Illinois Fire Protection Training
    Act.
        5. To aid in the establishment and maintenance of the
    training facilities and programs of the Illinois Fire
    Service Institute.
        6. To disburse Federal grants for fire protection
    purposes to units of local government.
        7. To pay to or in behalf of the City of Chicago for
    the maintenance, expenses, facilities and structures
    directly incident to the Chicago Fire Department training
    program. Such payments may be made either as reimbursements
    for expenditures previously made by the City, or as
    payments at the time the City has incurred an obligation
    which is then due and payable for such expenditures.
    Payments for the Chicago Fire Department training program
    shall be made only for those expenditures which are not
    claimable by the City under "An Act relating to fire
    protection training", certified November 9, 1971, as
    amended.
        8. To administer General Revenue Fund grants to areas
    not located in a fire protection district or in a
    municipality which provides fire protection services, to
    defray the organizational expenses of forming a fire
    protection district.
        9. In cooperation with the Illinois Environmental
    Protection Agency, to administer the Illinois Leaking
    Underground Storage Tank program in accordance with
    Section 4 of this Act and Section 22.12 of the
    Environmental Protection Act.
        10. To expend state and federal funds as appropriated
    by the General Assembly.
        11. To provide technical assistance, to areas not
    located in a fire protection district or in a municipality
    which provides fire protection service, to form a fire
    protection district, to join an existing district, or to
    establish a municipal fire department, whichever is
    applicable.
        12. To exercise such other powers and duties as may be
    vested in the Office by law.
(Source: P.A. 94-178, eff. 1-1-06; 95-502, eff. 8-28-07.)
 
    Section 10. The Law Enforcement and Fire Fighting Medal of
Honor Act is amended by changing Section 3001 as follows:
 
    (20 ILCS 3985/3001)  (from Ch. 127, par. 3853-1)
    Sec. 3001. There is created the Fire Fighting Medal of
Honor Committee, referred to in this Article as the Committee.
The Committee shall consist of the State Fire Marshal, the
chief of the Chicago fire department and the following persons
appointed by the Governor: 3 fire chiefs from other than
Chicago, 3 representatives of statewide fire fighter
organizations and 2 retired Illinois fire fighters. Of the
appointed members, the fire chiefs shall each serve a 2-year
term and the organization representatives and retired fire
fighters shall each serve a one-year term. The Governor shall
appoint initial members within 3 months of the effective date
of this Act.
    Members of the Committee shall serve without compensation
but shall be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in the
performance of their duties from funds appropriated to the
Office of the State Fire Marshal Office of the Governor for
such purpose.
(Source: P.A. 86-1230.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/11/2017