WALSH,T-GEO-KARIS-BOMKE-PARKER-MADIGAN,L, RADOGNO, SHADID,
SMITH, MUNOZ AND OBAMA.
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Emergency Evacuation Plan for People With
Disabilities Act. Provides that an emergency evacuation plan must be
in place for every high rise structure (defined as an office
structure, hotel, or residential building with a height that exceeds
80 feet) for the safe and timely evacuation of people with
disabilities. Specifies elements of plans. Specifies additional
requirements for hotels that are high rise structures. Provides that
emergency evacuation drills shall be conducted at least 4 times a
year. Provides that the Illinois Emergency Management Agency shall
adopt rules for implementing the new Act. Amends the State Mandates
Act to require implementation without reimbursement by the State.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes everything. Creates the Emergency Evacuation Plan for
People with Disabilities Act. Reinserts provisions similar to those of
the original bill, with changes, additions, and deletions. Provides
that by January 1, 2004, every owner of a building 80 feet or more in
height must establish and maintain an emergency evacuation plan for
disabled occupants of the building. Specifies elements of plans.
Requires that an evacuation drill be conducted at least once a year.
Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without
reimbursement by the State. Effective immediately.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Provides that the Act does not apply within a municipality with a
population of over 1,000,000 that, before the effective date of the
Act, has adopted an ordinance establishing emergency procedures for
high rise buildings. Provides that failure to comply with any
provision of the Act is a petty offense punishable by a fine of $500.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0705
Last action date: JUL-19-2002
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 2
END OF INQUIRY
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