99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2015 and 2016
Introduced , by Rep. Kathleen Willis
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
105 ILCS 5/10-20.56 new
105 ILCS 5/34-18.49 new
Amends the School Code. Provides that a school board shall require
that each school building in the district be equipped with approved carbon
monoxide alarms in accordance with the rules of the State Fire Marshal.
Sets forth how the alarms are to be powered. Provides that the State Fire
Marshal shall, by rule, (i) determine the number of alarms a public school
building must have and where those alarms must be located, (ii) require
that the alarms be in operating condition and be inspected annually, (iii)
exempt school buildings from the alarm requirement if they do not have or
are not close to any sources of carbon monoxide, and (iv) require plans,
protocols, and procedures in response to the activation of a carbon
monoxide alarm. Effective immediately.
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AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The School Code is amended by adding Sections
10-20.56 and 34-18.49 as follows:
(105 ILCS 5/10-20.56 new)
Carbon monoxide alarm required.
(a) In this Section, "approved carbon monoxide alarm" and
"alarm" have the meaning ascribed to those terms in the Carbon
Monoxide Alarm Detector Act.
(b) A school board shall require that each school building
in the district be equipped with approved carbon monoxide
alarms in accordance with the rules of the State Fire Marshal.
The alarms must be powered as follows:
(1) For a school building designed before the effective
date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly,
alarms powered by a battery are permitted.
(2) For a school building designed on or after the
effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General
Assembly, alarms must be permanently powered by the
building's electrical system and must be monitored by any
required fire alarm system.
(c) The State Fire Marshal shall, by rule, (i) determine