(225 ILCS 705/29.06)
    Sec. 29.06. Wireless tracking devices. A wireless tracking device approved by the Mining Board must be worn by each person underground. The operator shall provide these devices. The tracking device must be capable of providing real-time monitoring of the physical location of each person underground in the event of an accident or other emergency. No person may discharge or discriminate against any underground employee based on information gathered by a wireless tracking device during non-emergency monitoring. Each operator must provide for the training of each underground employee in the use of the device and provide refresher training courses for all underground employees during each calendar year. The operator must install in or around the mine all equipment necessary to provide real-time emergency monitoring of the physical location of each person underground.
    An operator must submit for approval a plan concerning the implementation of the wireless tracking devices required under this Section to the Mining Board within 3 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly.
    Any person who, without the authorization of the operator or the Mining Board, knowingly removes or attempts to remove any wireless tracking device or related equipment approved by the Mining Board from a mine or mine site with the intent to permanently deprive the operator of the device or equipment or who knowingly tampers with or attempts to tamper with the device or equipment is guilty of a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 94-1041, eff. 7-24-06.)