Public Act 102-0526
SB1839 EnrolledLRB102 10580 CPF 15909 b

    AN ACT concerning safety.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Modular Dwelling and Mobile
Structure Safety Act is amended by changing Section 2 as
    (430 ILCS 115/2)  (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 502)
    Sec. 2. Unless clearly indicated otherwise by the context,
the following words and terms when used in this Act, for the
purpose of this Act, shall have the following meanings:
    (a) (Blank).
    (b) "Person" means any individual, group of individuals,
association, trust, partnership, limited liability company,
corporation, person doing business under an assumed name,
county, municipality, the State of Illinois, or any political
subdivision or department thereof, or any other entity.
    (c) "Manufacturer" means any person who manufactures
mobile structures or modular dwellings at the place or places,
either on or away from the building site, at which machinery,
equipment, and other capital goods are assembled and operated
for the purpose of making, fabricating, forming, or assembling
mobile structures or modular dwellings.
    (d) "Department" means the Department of Public Health.
    (e) "Director" means the Director of the Department of
Public Health.
    (f) (Blank).
    (g) "Codes" means the safety codes for modular dwellings
and mobile structures adopted by the Department and is
synonymous with "rules". The Codes shall contain the standards
and requirements for modular dwellings and mobile structures
so that adequate performance for the intended use is made the
test of acceptability, provided that the structural
requirements adopted for modular dwellings shall be no more
stringent than the requirements contained in the most recent
edition of the International Residential Code for One- and
Two-Family Dwellings or the International Building Code, as
applicable. The Code of Standards shall permit the use of new
technology, techniques, methods and materials, for both
modular dwellings and mobile structures, consistent with
recognized and accepted codes and standards developed by the
International Code Council (ICC) or by the organizations that
formed the ICC in 1994, the National Fire Protection
Association, the International Association of Plumbing and
Mechanical Officials, the American National Standards
Institute, the Illinois Energy Conservation Code, and the
Illinois State Plumbing Code.
    (h) "Seal" means a device or insignia issued by the
Department to be displayed on the exterior of the mobile
structure or the interior of a modular dwelling unit to
evidence compliance with the applicable safety code.
    (i) "Modular dwelling" means a building assembly or system
of building sub-assemblies, designed for habitation as a
dwelling for one or more persons, including the necessary
electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilating and other service
systems, which is of closed construction and which is made or
assembled by a manufacturer, on or off the building site, for
installation, or assembly and installation, on the building
site, installed and set up according to the manufacturer's
instructions on an approved foundation and support system. The
construction of modular dwelling units located in Illinois is
regulated by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
    (j) "Closed construction" is any building, component,
assembly or system manufactured in such a manner that all
portions cannot readily be inspected at the installation site
without disassembly, damage to, or destruction thereof.
    (k) (Blank).
    (l) "Approved foundation and support system" means, for a
modular dwelling unit, a closed perimeter formation consisting
of materials such as concrete, mortared concrete block,
mortared brick, steel, or treated lumber extending into the
ground below the frost line which shall include, but not
necessarily be limited to, cellars, basements, or crawl
spaces, and does include the use of piers supporting the
marriage wall of the home that extend below the frost line.
    (m) "Code compliance certificate" means the certificate
provided by the manufacturer to the Department that warrants
that the modular dwelling unit or mobile structure complies
with the applicable code.
    (n) "Mobile structure" means a movable or portable unit,
which, when assembled, is 8 feet or more in width and is 32
body feet in length, constructed to be towed on its own chassis
(comprised of frame and wheels), and designed for occupancy
with or without a permanent foundation. "Mobile structure"
includes units designed to be used for multi-family
residential, commercial, educational, or industrial purposes,
excluding, however, recreational vehicles and single family
(Source: P.A. 98-749, eff. 7-16-14; 98-959, eff. 8-15-14;
99-78, eff. 7-20-15.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2022