MCGUIRE, BOLAND, O'BRIEN, FLOWERS, SHARP, SILVA, DELGADO,
MURPHY, HAMOS, GIGLIO, JONES,LOU, BRADLEY,
LYONS,JOSEPH AND BUGIELSKI.
STRUCTURAL WORK ACT OF 1999
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Structural Work Act of 1999. Requires that scaffolds
and related mechanical contrivances used in work on a building or
other structure be constructed in a safe and suitable manner. Sets
forth safety standards. Authorizes the Director of Labor and local
authorities to inspect scaffolding and to require reconstruction of
unsafe scaffolding. Provides that a violation of the Act is a Class A
misdemeanor, and authorizes the State's Attorney or another attorney
to take necessary steps to enforce compliance with the Act. Provides
for a right of action if a person is injured or killed as a result of
a wilful violation of the Act. Uses the language of the Structural
Work Act before its repeal by P.A. 89-2. Effective immediately.
FISCAL NOTE (Dept. of Labor)
This is a civil remedy, therefore it would have no impact.
CORRECTIONAL NOTE (Dept. of Corrections)
There will be no fiscal or prison population impact.
JUDICIAL NOTE (Administrative Office of Ill. Courts)
It has been determined that there may be an increase in judi-
cial workloads. The bill would not increase the need for the
number of judges in the State.
STATE MANDATES NOTE (Dept. of Commerce and Community Affairs)
Creates a service mandate for which 50% to 100% of increased
costs to local gov't. is required; an estimate of the cost is
not available at this time.
HOME RULE NOTE (Dept. of Commerce and Community Affairs)
Does not preempt home rule authority.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 01-01-09
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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