Rep. Natalie A. Manley

Filed: 3/16/2023





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2372 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The State Fire Marshal Act is amended by
5adding Section 5 as follows:
6    (20 ILCS 2905/5 new)
7    Sec. 5. Youth Firesetter Interventionist Coordinator;
8certified youth firesetter interventionists.
9    (a) The Office of the State Fire Marshal shall create and
10employ the position of Youth Firesetter Interventionist
11Coordinator within the Division of Arson. Each Youth
12Firesetter Interventionist Coordinator employed by the Office
13shall be compensated at a rate that is comparable to the rate
14of compensation for a State arson investigator and shall be
15provided with a vehicle to perform the duties described in
16this Section. The duties of a Youth Firesetter Interventionist



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1Coordinator shall include:
2        (1) ensuring that a certified youth firesetter
3    interventionist or, if a certified youth firesetter
4    interventionist is unavailable, the Youth Firesetter
5    Interventionist Coordinator is deployed within 72 hours of
6    a case being reported to the Youth Firesetter
7    Interventionist Coordinator;
8        (2) overseeing certified youth firesetter
9    interventionists across the State;
10        (3) ensuring that proper documentation methods are
11    followed by the certified youth firesetter
12    interventionists;
13        (4) taking on a case if no certified youth firesetter
14    interventionist is available;
15        (5) assisting a certified youth firesetter
16    interventionist in challenging cases;
17        (6) providing any necessary training for certified
18    youth firesetter interventionists;
19        (7) facilitating calls to the Office for referrals of
20    youth who have been setting fires;
21        (8) overseeing quality control;
22        (9) central recordkeeping;
23        (10) processing Freedom of Information Act requests;
24    and
25        (11) creating a quarterly report, to be submitted to
26    the General Assembly, that provides data on the cases,



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1    including, but not limited to, the number of youth served,
2    the nature of the cases, and the progress made on the
3    cases. The first quarterly report shall be submitted to
4    the General Assembly on September 30, 2023. All data shall
5    be kept anonymous to protect the identities of those
6    involved in the cases.
7    (b) A certified youth firesetter interventionist shall be
8provided a $250 stipend per case, as well as mileage
9reimbursement for any necessary travel.
10    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
11becoming law.".