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(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 37

    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 37 heading)

65 ILCS 5/11-37-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-37-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-37-1)
    Sec. 11-37-1. The term "electrical equipment" as used in this Division 37 means conductors and other equipment installed for the utilization of electricity for light, heat, or power. It does not include radio apparatus or equipment for wireless reception of sounds and signals, and it does not include apparatus, conductors, or other equipment installed for or by public utilities, including common carriers, which are under the jurisdiction of the Illinois Commerce Commission, for use in their operation as public utilities.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-37-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-37-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-37-2)
    Sec. 11-37-2. Any municipality by ordinance may regulate the installation, alteration, and use of all electrical equipment as provided in this Division 37 and may establish an electrical inspection department for this regulation.
    Each municipality which establishes such an electrical inspection department shall also establish an electrical commission, consisting of 6 members as follows: The superintendent of electricity or the chief electrical inspector of the municipality shall be a member and ex officio chairman of the commission; of the other 5 members, one shall be a registered professional engineer, one an electrical contractor, one a journeyman electrician, one a representative of an inspection bureau maintained by the fire underwriters, if such a representative resides in the municipality, and if no such representative resides in the municipality then the chief of the fire department, and one representative of an electricity supply company. If there is no person residing in the municipality who is qualified under any one of these descriptions, the mayor or president of the municipality may appoint some other person to fill that position. All members of the electrical commission shall be appointed by the mayor or president of the municipality with the advice and consent of the corporate authorities.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2216.)

65 ILCS 5/11-37-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-37-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-37-3)
    Sec. 11-37-3. The electrical commission shall recommend (1) safe and practical standards and specifications for the installation, alteration, and use of electrical equipment designed to meet the necessities and conditions of the particular locality, (2) reasonable rules and regulations governing the issuance of permits by the electrical inspection department, and (3) reasonable fees to be paid for the inspection by the inspection department of all electrical equipment installed or altered within the municipality. The standards, specifications, rules, regulations, and fees so recommended shall not become effective until adopted by ordinance by the corporate authorities of the municipality. All fees so adopted shall be paid into the municipal treasury.
    In a municipality which has established an electrical inspection department, no electrical equipment shall be installed or altered except upon a permit first issued by that department. The electrical inspection department shall issue permits for the installation and alteration of electrical equipment in all cases where application is made in accordance with the rules and regulations applicable thereto. That department shall inspect all electrical equipment installed or altered in the municipality and shall require that it conform to the standards and specifications applicable and adopted as provided in this section.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-37-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-37-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-37-4)
    Sec. 11-37-4. In a municipality which has established an electrical inspection department, any wilful failure or refusal to comply with the ordinance specified in Section 11-37-3 constitutes a petty offense punishable upon conviction by a fine of not less than $5 nor more than $50 for each offense.
(Source: P.A. 77-2500.)