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Full Text of SB0091  94th General Assembly


Sen. James F. Clayborne Jr.

Filed: 3/8/2005





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 91 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The Mobile Home Park Act is amended by adding
5 Sections 2.7a and 2.7b and changing Sections 9.3, 9.9, and 26
6 as follows:
7     (210 ILCS 115/2.7a new)
8     Sec. 2.7a. "Existing site" means a parcel of land for the
9 accommodation of a mobile home constructed before the effective
10 date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly and
11 built in conformance with the standards in effect at the time
12 the site was originally constructed.
13     (210 ILCS 115/2.7b new)
14     Sec. 2.7b. "New site" means a parcel of land for the
15 accommodation of a mobile home constructed on or after the
16 effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General
17 Assembly.
18     (210 ILCS 115/9.3)   (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 719.3)
19     Sec. 9.3. Minimum sites; access.
20     (a) Each site on which a mobile home is accommodated shall
21 have a minimum area of 2,500 square feet, provided that sites
22 existing in parks or approved by the Department for



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1 construction prior to August 21, 1967, shall contain an area of
2 not less than 1,000 square feet, and sites constructed between
3 August 21, 1967 and September 18, 1987 the effective date of
4 this amendatory Act of 1987 shall contain an area of not less
5 than 2,100 feet.
6     (b) No mobile home shall be parked closer than 5 feet to
7 the side lot lines of a park, or closer than 10 feet to a public
8 street, alley, or building. Each individual site shall abut or
9 face on a private or public street. All streets shall have
10 unobstructed access to a public street. There shall be an open
11 space of 3 meters (10 feet) side-to-side, 2.4 meters (8 feet)
12 end-to-side, or 1.8 meters (6 feet) end-to-end horizontally
13 between mobile homes or community buildings, unless the exposed
14 composite walls and roof of either structure are without
15 openings and constructed of materials that will provide a
16 one-hour fire resistance rating or the structures are separated
17 by a one-hour fire-rated barrier at least 10 feet adjacent to
18 the sides of every mobile home and at least 5 feet adjacent to
19 the ends of every mobile home.
20     (c) When a mobile home is removed from an existing site and
21 then returned to the existing site or when a mobile home on an
22 existing site is removed from the site and replaced by another
23 mobile home on the existing site, the existing site shall not
24 be deemed to be a new site and shall be governed by the
25 standards in effect at the time the site was originally
26 constructed.
27     (d) A home rule unit other than a home rule municipality
28 with a population greater than 1,000,000 may not regulate new
29 or existing mobile home sites, as defined in this Act, with
30 respect to setback and separation requirements or minimum
31 square-footage standards in a manner that conflicts with this
32 Section. This subsection is a limitation under subsection (i)
33 of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on the
34 concurrent exercise by home rule units of powers and functions



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1 exercised by the State.
2 (Source: P.A. 85-565.)
3     (210 ILCS 115/9.9)  (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 719.9)
4     Sec. 9.9. Fire extinguishers; smoke and carbon monoxide
5 detectors.
6     (a) Mobile homes in mobile home parks shall each be
7 equipped with the following:
8         (1) Fire fire extinguishers in working order, one in
9     each end of the mobile home.
10         (2) A smoke detector, in working order, in each bedroom
11     in the mobile home, in accordance with standards approved
12     by the State Fire Marshal.
13         (3) A carbon monoxide detector in working order, in
14     accordance with standards approved by the State Fire
15     Marshal.
16     (b) Inspection of any such equipment and enforcement of any
17 Rules and Regulations adopted pursuant to this Section
18 paragraph shall be the duty of the State Fire Marshall and
19 local law enforcement agencies in the county or municipality
20 where the mobile home park is located.
21     (c) The changes made to this Section 9.9 by this amendatory
22 Act of the 94th General Assembly apply on and after the date
23 that occurs one year after this amendatory Act of the 94th
24 General Assembly becomes law.
25 (Source: P.A. 77-1472.)
26     (210 ILCS 115/26)   (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 736)
27     Sec. 26. This Act does not apply within the corporate
28 limits of any home rule unit, except as otherwise provided in
29 this Act.
30 (Source: P.A. 85-565.)
31     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon



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1 becoming law.".