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 1        AN ACT to amend  the  School  Code  by  changing  Section
 2    2-3.12a.

 3        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 4    represented in the General Assembly:

 5        Section 5.  If and only if a bill  of  the  90th  General
 6    Assembly  that  amends  the  School  Code  by  adding Section
 7    2-3.12a becomes law, the School Code is amended  by  changing
 8    Section 2-3.12a as follows:

 9        (105 ILCS 5/2-3.12a)
10        Sec.    2-3.12a.  Health/Life    Safety   Code   Advisory
11    Committee.
12        (a)  The Health/Life Safety Code  Advisory  Committee  is
13    created.  The Committee shall be composed of 11 members.  The
14    President  of  the Senate, the Minority Leader of the Senate,
15    the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Minority
16    Leader of the House  of  Representatives  shall  appoint  one
17    member  each,  the  Governor shall appoint 4 members, and the
18    State Superintendent of Education shall  appoint  3  members.
19    At  least  one  member  appointed  by the Governor shall have
20    resided within a large unit school district for  at  least  5
21    years  preceding  the appointment.   For the purposes of this
22    Section, a "large unit school  district"  means  a  grades  K
23    through  12  district  with  a student enrollment of 3,500 or
24    more.  All appointments to the Committee shall be made within
25    15 days after the effective date of this  amendatory  Act  of
26    1998.    Members   of   the  Committee  shall  serve  without
27    compensation but shall be reimbursed for their reasonable and
28    necessary expenses from funds appropriated for that  purpose.
29    The  Committee shall hold an organizational meeting within 10
30    days after the last member has been appointed.  The Committee
31    shall select one member as chairperson at this organizational
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 1    meeting.  A  majority  of  the  members  shall  constitute  a
 2    quorum.
 3        (b)  The  Committee  shall  review  the establishment and
 4    enforcement of life safety rules  and  requirements  and  the
 5    categorization of life safety items as "urgent" or "required"
 6    in  safety  survey reports, as set forth in Section 2-3.12 of
 7    this  Code  and  pursuant  to  the   rules   and   procedures
 8    promulgated   by   the   State  Board  of  Education  in  the
 9    Health/Life Safety Code for Public Schools.   In  particular,
10    the Committee shall (i) review the process by which items are
11    designated  as  "urgent"  or "required" life safety items and
12    inquire into the  classification  of  life  safety  items  as
13    "urgent" or "required", (ii) review the rules and procedures,
14    including  the  procedures  for  appeal  and review of safety
15    survey  reports  and  recommendations  issued  by  the  State
16    Superintendent of Education pursuant  to  the  safety  survey
17    reports,   established   for   compelling,   obtaining,   and
18    implementing   remedial   construction  and  retrofitting  of
19    school-related property  and  buildings  mandated  under  the
20    school  building  code,  known as the Health/Life Safety Code
21    for Public Schools, (iii) inquire into and identify budgetary
22    and other problems, difficulties, and matters of  controversy
23    that  are  associated  with  the  conducting of school safety
24    surveys,  and  (iv)  inquire  into  the  enforcement  of  the
25    Health/Life Safety Code for Public Schools.    The  Committee
26    shall  report its findings and recommendations to the General
27    Assembly, the  Governor,  and  the  State  Superintendent  of
28    Education  by  September 1, April 15, 1999.  The report shall
29    contain recommendations to remedy problems, difficulties, and
30    matters of controversy identified in  the  report,  including
31    those  related  to  the definition and classification of life
32    safety items as "urgent" or "required".
33        (c)  This Section is repealed  on  December  31,  May  1,
34    1999.
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 1        Section  99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect upon
 2    becoming law.

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