Illinois General Assembly

  Bills & Resolutions  
  Compiled Statutes  
  Public Acts  
  Legislative Reports  
  IL Constitution  
  Legislative Guide  
  Legislative Glossary  

 Search By Number
 (example: HB0001)
Search Tips

Search By Keyword

Illinois Compiled Statutes

 ILCS Listing   Public Acts  Search   Guide   Disclaimer

Information maintained by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Updating the database of the Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) is an ongoing process. Recent laws may not yet be included in the ILCS database, but they are found on this site as Public Acts soon after they become law. For information concerning the relationship between statutes and Public Acts, refer to the Guide.

Because the statute database is maintained primarily for legislative drafting purposes, statutory changes are sometimes included in the statute database before they take effect. If the source note at the end of a Section of the statutes includes a Public Act that has not yet taken effect, the version of the law that is currently in effect may have already been removed from the database and you should refer to that Public Act to see the changes made to the current law.

420 ILCS 56/16

    (420 ILCS 56/16)
    Sec. 16. Laser safety officers.
    (a) Each laser installation shall use a laser safety officer.
    (b) The Agency shall adopt rules specifying minimum training and experience requirements for laser safety officers. The requirements shall be specific to the evaluation and control of laser hazards for different types of laser systems and the purpose for which a laser system is used.
    (c) If a laser safety officer encounters noncompliance with this Act or rules adopted under this Act in the course of performing duties as a laser safety officer, then the laser safety officer shall report that noncompliance to the Agency as soon as practical to protect public health and safety.
    (d) No person may act as a laser safety officer or advertise or use any title implying qualification as a laser safety officer unless the person meets the training and experience requirements of this Act and the training and experience requirements established by the Agency under subsection (b).
(Source: P.A. 103-277, eff. 7-28-23; 103-564, eff. 11-17-23.)