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Full Text of SB3496  102nd General Assembly

SB3496 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
SB3496

 

Introduced 1/19/2022, by Sen. Laura M. Murphy

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
430 ILCS 100/20 new

    Amends the Illinois Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act. Provides that local emergency response planning officials, in consultation with the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC), shall partner with school districts in their regions to disseminate information pertaining to safety threats related to the storage and transport of hazardous substances, including petroleum oil and high-hazard flammable trains (HHFTs), to the parents of attending students, faculty and staff, and schools at risk of being negatively impacted by storage facilities of such hazardous substances or the transport of such hazardous substances. Requires the SERC to perform specified tasks. Provides that the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency shall have joint rulemaking authority to adopt rules to implement the provisions. Contains other provisions.


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A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning safety.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Illinois Emergency Planning and Community
5Right to Know Act is amended by adding Section 20 as follows:
 
6    (430 ILCS 100/20 new)
7    Sec. 20. Hazardous substance transportation around
8schools.
9    (a) Local emergency response planning officials, in
10consultation with the SERC, shall partner with school
11districts in their regions to disseminate information
12pertaining to safety threats related to the storage and
13transport of hazardous substances, including petroleum oil and
14high-hazard flammable trains (HHFTs), to the parents of
15attending students, faculty and staff, and schools at risk of
16being negatively impacted by storage facilities of such
17hazardous substances or the transport of such hazardous
18substances.
19    (b) Local emergency response planning officials, in
20consultation with the SERC, shall include school districts in
21their regions in the development and implementation of oil
22spill response plans specific to incidents involving the
23storage and transport of hazardous substances, including

 

 

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1petroleum oil and high-hazard flammable trains (HHFTs).
2    (c) The SERC shall perform the following:
3        (1) Identify worst-case scenarios that are to be
4    communicated to both administrators and teachers within a
5    school district that is within the region of a local
6    emergency response planning office. Before any
7    implementation of a plan may go into effect, teachers and
8    administrators must be given the opportunity to provide
9    input on those plans and the Local Emergency Planning
10    Committee shall take that input into consideration.
11        (2) Identify routes and safety zones, which shall be
12    visibly marked and communicated to both administrators and
13    teachers. School personnel shall be provided with
14    information on routes to take and locations where they can
15    seek safety for students.
16        (3) Identify and communicate specific types of
17    hazardous substances that can negatively impact a school
18    to both administrators and teachers. Response plans may
19    vary based on the potential impact of different hazardous
20    substances.
21        (4) Include drills as a component of emergency
22    response plans. Administrators, teachers, and students
23    must be given opportunities to practice these emergency
24    procedures. A review of these drills shall be conducted
25    within 3 years after the effective date of this amendatory
26    Act of the 102nd General Assembly to find opportunities

 

 

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1    for improvement of the drills to better protect children,
2    teachers, administrators, and any other school personnel.
3        (5) Make emergency response plans for students with
4    special needs or who have an Individualized Education
5    Program (IEP).
6        (6) Communicate evacuation locations and procedures to
7    parents.
8        (7) Create a hierarchy for communication to ensure
9    that administrators, teachers, parents, and students know
10    where and how to access information during an emergency.
11        (8) Identify and visibly mark potential impact zones
12    and safety zones. The visible markings may include, but
13    are not limited to, pamphlets, stickers on doors, or
14    signs.
15        (9) Provide information to school districts for the
16    communication of potential impact zones during student
17    registration, updated as necessary for each new school
18    year.
19        (10) Establish rules for the disclosure of a home
20    located within a potential impact zone upon the purchase
21    of a home, similar to how water damage is communicated
22    during the sale or purchase of a home.
23        (11) Work in collaboration with the Illinois Commerce
24    Commission to create a reduced speed zone for trains. This
25    zone shall have a limit of 20 mph for freight trains posted
26    one mile before a school and 2 miles after.

 

 

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1        (12) Implement an Incident Command System (ICS) as a
2    mandatory channel for communication.
3    (d) The Illinois State Board of Education and IEMA shall
4have joint rulemaking authority to adopt rules to implement
5this Section.