(225 ILCS 320/2)
(from Ch. 111, par. 1102)
When used in this Act:
"Agent" means a person designated by a sponsor as responsible for
supervision of an apprentice plumber and who is also an Illinois
"Apprentice plumber" means any licensed person who is learning and
performing plumbing under the supervision of a sponsor or his agent in
accordance with the provisions of this Act.
"Approved apprenticeship program" means an apprenticeship program
approved by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Apprenticeship and
Training and the Department under rules.
"Board" means the Illinois State Board of Plumbing Examiners.
"Building drain" means that part of the lowest horizontal piping
of a drainage system that receives the discharge from soil, waste, and
other drainage pipes inside the walls of a building and conveys it to 5
feet beyond the foundation walls where it is connected to the building sewer.
"Building sewer" means that part of the horizontal piping of a drainage
system that extends from the end of the building drain, receives the discharge
of the building drain and conveys it to a public sewer or private sewage
"Department" means the Illinois Department of Public Health.
"Director" means the Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health.
"Governmental unit" means a city, village, incorporated town, county,
or sanitary or water district.
"Irrigation contractor" means a person who installs or supervises the
installation of lawn sprinkler systems subject to Section 2.5 of this Act,
other than a licensed plumber or a
licensed apprentice plumber.
"Irrigation employee" means a person who is employed by a registered irrigation contractor or a licensed plumber, and who designs, repairs, alters, maintains, or installs lawn sprinkler systems that are subject to Section 2.5 of this Law.
"Lawn sprinkler system" means any underground irrigation system of lawn,
shrubbery and other vegetation from any potable water sources; and from any
water sources, whether or not potable. "Lawn sprinkler system" includes
without limitation the water supply piping, valves, control systems, low voltage wiring, sprinkler heads or
other irrigation outlets, and moisture or rainfall sensing equipment, but does not include the backflow prevention
device. "Lawn sprinkler system" does not include an irrigation
system used primarily for agricultural purposes.
"Person" means any natural person, firm, corporation, partnership, or
"Plumber" means any licensed person authorized to perform plumbing
as defined in this Act, but does not include retired plumbers as defined in
"Plumbing" means the actual installation, repair, maintenance, alteration
or extension of a plumbing system by any person.
"Plumbing" includes all piping, fixtures, appurtenances and
appliances for a supply of water for all purposes, including without limitation
lawn sprinkler systems and backflow prevention devices connected to lawn
sprinkler systems, from the
source of a private water supply on the premises or from
the main in the street, alley or at the curb to, within and about any building
or buildings where a person or persons live, work or assemble.
"Plumbing" includes all piping, from discharge of pumping units to
and including pressure tanks in water supply systems.
"Plumbing" includes all piping, fixtures, appurtenances, and
a building drain and a sanitary drainage and related ventilation system
of any building or buildings where a person or persons live, work or assemble
from the point of connection of such building drain to the building sewer
or private sewage disposal system 5 feet beyond the foundation walls.
"Plumbing" does not mean or include the trade of drain-laying, the
trade of drilling water wells which constitute the sources of private water
supplies, and of making connections between such wells and pumping units
in the water supply systems of buildings served by such private water
supplies, or the business of installing water softening equipment and of
maintaining and servicing the same, or the business of manufacturing or
selling plumbing fixtures, appliances, equipment or hardware, or to the
installation and servicing of electrical equipment sold by a not-for-profit
corporation providing electrification on a cooperative basis, that either
on or before January 1, 1971, is or has been financed in whole or in part
under the federal Rural Electrification Act of 1936 and the Acts
thereof and supplementary thereto, to its members for use on farms owned
by individuals or operated by individuals, nor does it mean or include minor
repairs which do not require changes in the piping to or from plumbing fixtures
or involve the removal, replacement, installation or re-installation of
any pipe or plumbing fixtures. Plumbing does not include the installation,
repair, maintenance, alteration or extension of building sewers.
"Plumbing contractor" means any person who performs plumbing,
as defined in this Act, for another person. "Plumbing contractor"
shall not include licensed plumbers and licensed apprentice plumbers
are employed by persons engaged in the plumbing business or are
employed by another person for the performance of
for that other person, including, but not limited to, a
hospital, university, or business maintenance staff.
"Plumbing fixtures" means installed receptacles, devices or appliances
that are supplied with water or that receive or discharge liquids or liquid
borne wastes, with or without discharge into the drainage system with which
they may be directly or indirectly connected.
"Plumbing system" means the water service, water supply and distribution
pipes; plumbing fixtures and traps; soil, waste and vent pipes; building
drains; including their respective connections, devices and appurtenances.
"Plumbing system" does not include building sewers as defined in this
"Retired plumber" means any licensed plumber in good standing who meets the
requirements of this Act and the requirements prescribed by Department rule to
be licensed as a retired plumber and voluntarily surrenders his plumber's
license to the Department, in exchange for a retired plumber's license.
plumbers cannot perform plumbing as defined in this Act, cannot sponsor or
supervise apprentice plumbers, and cannot inspect plumbing under this Act. A
retired plumber cannot fulfill the requirements of subsection (3) of Section 3
of this Act.
"Supervision" with respect to first and second year licensed apprentice
plumbers means that such apprentices must perform all designing and
planning of plumbing systems and all plumbing as defined in this Act under
the direct personal supervision of the sponsor or his or her agent who must
also be an Illinois licensed plumber, except for maintenance and repair
work on existing plumbing systems done by second year apprentice plumbers;
provided that before performing any maintenance and repair work
without such supervision, such apprentice has received the minimum number of
hours of annual classroom instruction recommended by the United States
Department of Labor's Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training for apprentice
plumbers in a Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training approved plumber
apprenticeship program or its equivalent. "Supervision" with respect to
all other apprentice plumbers means that, except for maintenance and repair
work on existing plumbing systems, any plumbing done by such apprentices
must be inspected daily, after initial rough-in and after completion by the
sponsor or his or her agent who is also an Illinois licensed plumber. In
addition, all repair and maintenance work done by a licensed apprentice
plumber on an existing plumbing system must be approved by the sponsor or
his or her agent who is also an Illinois licensed plumber.
"Sponsor" is an Illinois licensed plumber or an approved apprenticeship
program that has accepted an individual as an Illinois licensed apprentice
plumber for education and training in the field of plumbing and whose name
and license number or apprenticeship program number shall appear on the
individual's application for an apprentice plumber's license.
"Sponsored" means that each Illinois licensed apprentice plumber
has been accepted by an Illinois licensed plumber or an approved
apprenticeship program for apprenticeship training.
"Telecommunications carrier" means a telecommunications carrier as defined
in the Public Utilities Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-101, eff. 1-1-08