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 Bill Status of HB5226  103rd General Assembly

Short Description:  SCH CD-RADON TESTING

House Sponsors
Rep. Ann M. Williams, Will Guzzardi, Anne Stava-Murray, Joyce Mason, Harry Benton, Barbara Hernandez, Gregg Johnson, Dagmara Avelar, Yolonda Morris, Laura Faver Dias, Diane Blair-Sherlock, Maura Hirschauer, Aaron M. Ortiz and Justin Slaughter

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/5/2024HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/10-20.48
105 ILCS 5/34-18.39

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. In provisions concerning radon testing, provides that every school building of a school district that is occupied or will be occupied shall be tested by January 1, 2028 and shall be tested every 5 years thereafter for radon (instead of recommending that every occupied school building of a school district be tested every 5 years for radon). Provides that all new schools of a school district shall be built using radon resistant new construction techniques in accordance with the American National Standards Institute/American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists CC-1000, Soil Gas Control Systems in New Construction of Multifamily, School, Commercial and Mixed-Use Buildings standard or a successor standard (instead of recommending that new schools of a school district be built using radon resistant new construction techniques, as shown in the United States Environmental Protection Agency document, Radon Prevention in the Design and Construction of Schools and Other Large Buildings). Removes a provision allowing a person to perform radon screening tests without a license. Makes changes concerning the exemption. Provides that if radon is found to exceed specified levels, then the school district shall (instead of may) hire a licensed radon professional to perform confirmatory measurements (instead of to perform measurements before any mitigation decisions are made). Sets forth provisions concerning mitigation. Provides that a school district may use life safety funds, if available, for radon testing and mitigation. Preempts home rule powers.

DateChamber Action
  2/8/2024HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Ann M. Williams
  2/9/2024HouseFirst Reading
  2/9/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/28/2024HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: Administration, Licensing & Charter Schools
  3/6/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  3/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  4/1/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  4/3/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry Benton
  4/4/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  4/5/2024HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  4/8/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregg Johnson
  4/12/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dagmara Avelar
  4/19/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Yolonda Morris
  5/8/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Faver Dias
  5/8/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Diane Blair-Sherlock
  5/14/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maura Hirschauer
  5/22/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
  5/22/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter

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