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Full Text of HB1854  99th General Assembly



State of Illinois
2015 and 2016


Introduced , by Rep. Jim Durkin


430 ILCS 50/1  from Ch. 127, par. 1251

    Amends the Hazardous Materials Emergency Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the findings.

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1    AN ACT concerning safety.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Hazardous Materials Emergency Act is amended
5by changing Section 1 as follows:
6    (430 ILCS 50/1)  (from Ch. 127, par. 1251)
7    Sec. 1. It is the finding of the General Assembly:
8    (a) That That the use, transportation, storage and
9manufacture of hazardous materials creates a substantial risk
10that accidents will occur involving such hazardous materials;
11    (b) That accidents involving hazardous materials create an
12unreasonable risk to the health, safety and welfare of the
13People of Illinois;
14    (c) That the federal government promulgates regulations
15for the interstate transportation of hazardous materials, but
16that the People of Illinois can benefit by having such
17precautions as those included in federal regulation extended to
18intrastate transportation and other activities which might
19result in an accident involving hazardous materials;
20    (d) That often the emergency agency which first responds to
21an accident involving a hazardous material is unable to
22determine the nature of the material and is unfamiliar with
23precautionary measures which must be exercised in handling the



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1material, with resulting use of incorrect emergency procedures
2endangering both members of the emergency agency and the
3public; and
4    (e) That response to hazardous materials emergencies can be
5accomplished more rapidly and with greater efficiency if one
6agency of State government with the necessary communications
7network is designated as the central reporting agency in case
8of emergency.
9(Source: P.A. 79-1442.)