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 Bill Status of HB4223  96th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Karen May - Dan Reitz - Sandra M. Pihos - Elizabeth Hernandez - Brandon W. Phelps, Patrick J. Verschoore, Kenneth Dunkin and Elizabeth Coulson

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. David Luechtefeld - Jacqueline Y. Collins and Michael Bond)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/13/2009HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-0417

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/10-20.46 new
105 ILCS 5/34-18.37 new
225 ILCS 10/5.7 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code and the Child Care Act of 1969. Provides that each school board shall require that all schools annually test for the presence of radon. Requires a licensed day care center to annually test for the presence of radon.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
225 ILCS 10/5.7 new

Adds a preamble. Replaces the amendatory provisions with provisions amending the School Code. Provides that it is recommended that every occupied school building of a school district be tested every 5 years for radon. Provides that it is recommended that new schools of a school district be built using radon resistant new construction techniques. Allows a school district to maintain, make available for review, and notify parents and faculty of test results. Requires the district to report radon test results to the State Board of Education. Requires the State Board to prepare a report every 2 years of the results from all schools that have performed tests, to be submitted to the General Assembly and the Governor. Provides that if IEMA exempts an individual from being required to be a licensed radon professional, the individual does not need to be a licensed radon professional in order to perform screening tests. Provides that if the results of a radon screening test are found to be 4.0 pCi/L or above, the school district may hire a licensed radon professional to perform measurements before any mitigation decisions are made. Provides that if radon levels of 4.0 pCi/L or above are found, it is recommended that affected areas be mitigated by a licensed radon mitigation professional with respect to both design and installation. Provides that a screening test may be done with a test kit found in a hardware store, department store, or home improvement store or with a kit ordered through the mail or over the Internet. Requires the kit to be provided by a laboratory licensed in accordance with the Radon Industry Licensing Act.

DateChamber Action
  2/27/2009HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Karen May
  2/27/2009HouseFirst Reading
  2/27/2009HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/4/2009HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  3/11/2009HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  3/11/2009HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/11/2009HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 020-000-000
  3/11/2009HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/11/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Reitz
  3/11/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  3/11/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/11/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  3/11/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick J. Verschoore
  3/11/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kenneth Dunkin
  3/19/2009HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/19/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/24/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  3/24/2009HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 112-002-000
  3/25/2009SenateArrive in Senate
  3/25/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/25/2009SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. David Luechtefeld
  3/25/2009SenateFirst Reading
  3/25/2009SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/15/2009SenateAssigned to Education
  4/22/2009SenateDo Pass Education; 011-000-000
  4/22/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 23, 2009
  4/29/2009SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/6/2009SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Bond
  5/15/2009SenateSecond Reading
  5/15/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 17, 2009
  5/19/2009SenateThird Reading - Passed; 059-000-000
  5/19/2009HousePassed Both Houses
  6/17/2009HouseSent to the Governor
  8/13/2009HouseGovernor Approved
  8/13/2009HouseEffective Date January 1, 2010
  8/13/2009HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-0417

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