State of Illinois
92nd General Assembly

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 1        AN ACT in relation to fire protection.

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

 4        Section 5.  The State Fire  Marshal  Act  is  amended  by
 5    changing Section 2 as follows:

 6        (20 ILCS 2905/2) (from Ch. 127 1/2, par. 2)
 7        Sec.  2.   The Office shall have the following powers and
 8    duties:
 9        1.  To exercise the rights, powers and duties which  have
10    been  vested  by law in the Department of State Police as the
11    successor of the Department  of  Public  Safety,  State  Fire
12    Marshal,  deputy State Fire Marshal, inspectors, officers and
13    employees  of  the  State  Fire  Marshal,   including   arson
14    investigation.
15        2.  To  keep  a record, as may be required by law, of all
16    fires occurring  in  the  State,  together  with  all  facts,
17    statistics and circumstances, including the origin of fires.
18        3.  To  exercise the rights, powers and duties which have
19    been vested in the Department of State Police by the  "Boiler
20    and  Pressure Vessel Safety Act", approved August 7, 1951, as
21    amended.
22        4.  To administer the Illinois Fire  Protection  Training
23    Act.
24        5.  To  aid  in  the establishment and maintenance of the
25    training facilities and programs of the Illinois Fire Service
26    Institute.
27        6.  To  disburse  Federal  grants  for  fire   protection
28    purposes to units of local government.
29        7.  To pay to or in behalf of the City of Chicago for the
30    maintenance,  expenses,  facilities  and  structures directly
31    incident to the Chicago  Fire  Department  training  program.
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 1    Such  payments  may  be  made  either  as  reimbursements for
 2    expenditures previously made by the City, or as  payments  at
 3    the  time  the  City has incurred an obligation which is then
 4    due and payable for  such  expenditures.   Payments  for  the
 5    Chicago  Fire  Department training program shall be made only
 6    for those expenditures which are not claimable  by  the  City
 7    under   "An   Act  relating  to  fire  protection  training",
 8    certified November 9, 1971, as amended.
 9        8.  To administer General Revenue Fund  grants  to  areas
10    not   located   in   a  fire  protection  district  or  in  a
11    municipality which  provides  fire  protection  services,  to
12    defray   the   organizational  expenses  of  forming  a  fire
13    protection district.
14        9.  In  cooperation  with  the   Illinois   Environmental
15    Protection   Agency,   to  administer  the  Illinois  Leaking
16    Underground Storage Tank program in accordance with Section 4
17    of this Act and Section 22.12 of the Environmental Protection
18    Act.
19        10.  To expend State and federal funds as appropriated by
20    the General Assembly.
21        11.  To  provide  technical  assistance,  to  areas   not
22    located  in  a  fire protection district or in a municipality
23    which provides  fire  protection  service,  to  form  a  fire
24    protection  district,  to  join  an  existing district, or to
25    establish  a  municipal   fire   department,   whichever   is
26    applicable.
27        12.  To   adopt   rules   or  guidelines  specifying  the
28    preferred  manner  of  listing  fire   department   emergency
29    telephone  numbers  in  telephone  books.   In adopting these
30    rules or guidelines, the State Fire Marshal shall  take  into
31    consideration  the  fire  department  rating practices of the
32    insurance industry.
33        13.  To exercise such other powers and duties as  may  be
34    vested in the Office by law.
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 1    (Source: P.A. 86-761.)

 2        Section  99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect upon
 3    becoming law.

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