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 1        AN ACT to  amend  the  Structural  Pest  Control  Act  by
 2    changing Sections 2, 3, and 10.2 and adding Sections 3.26 and
 3    10.3.

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

 6        Section 5.  The Structural Pest Control Act is amended by
 7    changing Sections 2, 3, and 10.2 and adding Sections 3.26 and
 8    10.3 as follows:

 9        (225 ILCS 235/2) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 2202)
10        Sec. 2.  Legislative intent.  It is declared  that  there
11    exists  and  may  in  the  future  exist  within the State of
12    Illinois locations where  pesticides  are  received,  stored,
13    formulated  or prepared and subsequently used for the control
14    of structural pests, and improper selection, formulation  and
15    application  of  pesticides  may  adversely affect the public
16    health and general welfare.
17        It  is  further  established  that  the  use  of  certain
18    pesticides is restricted or may in the future  be  restricted
19    to  use only by or under the supervision of persons certified
20    in accordance with this Act.
21        It is  recognized  that  pests  can  best  be  controlled
22    through  an  integrated pest management program that combines
23    preventive techniques, nonchemical pest control methods,  and
24    the   appropriate  use  of  pesticides  with  preference  for
25    products that are the least harmful to human health  and  the
26    environment.   Integrated  pest management is a good practice
27    in the management of pest populations, and it is  prudent  to
28    employ  pest  control strategies that are the least hazardous
29    to human health and the environment.
30        Therefore, the purpose of this Act is to protect, promote
31    and  preserve  the  public  health  and  general  welfare  by
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 1    providing for the  establishment  of  minimum  standards  for
 2    selection,   formulation   and   application   of  restricted
 3    pesticides and to provide for  the  licensure  of  commercial
 4    structural  pest  control  businesses,  the  registration  of
 5    persons  who  own  or  operate non-commercial structural pest
 6    control locations where restricted pesticides are  used,  and
 7    the certification of pest control technicians.
 8        It  is  also  the purpose of this Act to reduce economic,
 9    health, and environmental risks by  promoting  encourage  the
10    use of integrated pest management for structural pest control
11    in   schools,   by   making  guidelines  on  integrated  pest
12    management available to schools.
13    (Source: P.A. 87-1106.)

14        (225 ILCS 235/3) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 2203)
15        Sec. 3.  Definitions.)  As used in this Act,  unless  the
16    context  otherwise  requires, the terms specified in Sections
17    3.01 through 3.26 3.24 have the meanings ascribed to them  in
18    those Sections.
19    (Source: P.A. 83-825.)

20        (225 ILCS 235/3.26 new)
21        Sec. 3.26.  "School" means any structure used as a public
22    school in this State.

23        (225 ILCS 235/10.2) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 2210.2)
24        Sec. 10.2.  Integrated pest management guidelines.
25        (a)  The  Department  shall  prepare  guidelines  for  an
26    integrated   pest  management  program  for  structural  pest
27    control  practices  at  school  buildings  and  other  school
28    facilities.  Such  guidelines  shall  be  made  available  to
29    schools and the public upon request.
30        (b)  When  economically feasible, each school is required
31    encouraged to adopt an  integrated  pest  management  program
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 1    that incorporates the guidelines developed by the Department.
 2    If  adopting  an integrated pest management program would not
 3    be economically  feasible  because  it  would  result  in  an
 4    increase  in  the  school's  pest  control  cost,  the school
 5    district must provide written notification to the Department.
 6    The notification must include projected  pest  control  costs
 7    for  the term of the pest control program and projected costs
 8    for implementing integrated pest  management  for  that  same
 9    time  period.   The  Department  shall make this notification
10    available  to  the   general   public   upon   request.    In
11    implementing  an integrated pest management program, a school
12    employee pest control specialist should be designated to  and
13    that person should assume responsibility for the oversight of
14    pest   management   practices   in   that   school   and  for
15    recordkeeping requirements.
16        (c)  The Structural Pest Control Advisory  Council  shall
17    assist  the  Department  in  developing  the  guidelines  for
18    integrated  pest  management  programs.   In  developing  the
19    guidelines,   the  Council  shall  consult  with  individuals
20    knowledgeable in the area of integrated pest management.
21        (d)  The  Department,  with   the   assistance   of   the
22    Cooperative  Extension  Service  and other relevant agencies,
23    may prepare  a  training  program  for  school  pest  control
24    specialists.
25    (Source: P.A. 87-1106.)

26        (225 ILCS 235/10.3 new)
27        Sec. 10.3.  Notification.  School districts must maintain
28    a registry of parents and guardians of students and employees
29    who  have registered to receive written notification prior to
30    application of  pesticides  to  school  property  or  provide
31    written notification to all parents and guardians of students
32    before  such pesticide application.  Written notification may
33    be included in newsletters, bulletins,  calendars,  or  other
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 1    correspondence  currently  published  by the school district.
 2    The written notification must be given at  least  2  business
 3    days  before  application  of  the  pesticide application and
 4    should identify the intended date of the application  of  the
 5    pesticide  and  the name and telephone contact number for the
 6    school personnel responsible for  the  pesticide  application
 7    program.  Prior written notice shall not be required if there
 8    is  an  imminent  threat  to  health  or property.  If such a
 9    situation arises, the appropriate school personnel must  sign
10    a  statement  describing  the circumstances that gave rise to
11    the health threat and ensure that written notice is  provided
12    as  soon  as  practicable.   For  purposes  of  this Section,
13    pesticides subject to  notification  requirements  shall  not
14    include  (i)  an  antimicrobial  agent, such as disinfectant,
15    sanitizer, or  deodorizer,  or  (ii)  insecticide  baits  and
16    rodenticide baits.

17        Section  99.   Effective  date.   This  Act  takes effect
18    August 1, 2000.

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