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1    AN ACT concerning regulation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Plumbing License Law is amended by
5adding Section 40.5 as follows:
6    (225 ILCS 320/40.5 new)
7    Sec. 40.5. Bottle filling stations.
8    (a) For the purposes of this Section, "bottle filling
9station" means a plumbing fixture connected to the potable
10water distribution system and sanitary drainage system that is
11designed and intended for filling personal use drinking water
12bottles or containers at least 10 inches (254 millimeters) in
13height. A "bottle filling station" may be separate from or
14integral to a drinking fountain and may incorporate a water
15filter and a cooling system for chilling the drinking water.
16    (b) The Department shall adopt a rule requiring that for
17each drinking fountain in any new construction where a
18drinking fountain is required under the Illinois Plumbing
19Code, 77 Ill. Adm. Code 890, there shall also be a bottle
20filling station or a combined bottle filling station and
21drinking fountain.
22    (c) The rules required to be adopted under this Section
23shall take effect and be implemented by July 1, 2026.