Rep. Natalie A. Manley

Filed: 3/21/2023





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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 the
10position of Youth Firesetter Interventionist Coordinator
11within the Division of Arson and shall employ a person to serve
12in that position. An applicant to the position of Youth
13Firesetter Interventionist Coordinator must be a certified
14youth firesetter interventionist coordinator based on the
15standards set forth in Chapter 9 of the National Fire
16Protection Association's "Standard on Fire and Life Safety



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1Education, Public Information Officer, Youth Firesetter
2Intervention Specialist and Youth Firesetting Program Manager
3Professional Qualifications" (NFPA 1035).
4    (b) The Youth Firesetter Interventionist Coordinator
5employed by the Office shall be compensated at a rate that is
6comparable to the rate of compensation for a State arson
7investigator and shall be provided benefits similar to those
8of a State arson investigator. The Youth Firesetter
9Interventionist Coordinator shall also be provided similar
10means and resources as those supplied to a State arson
12    (c) The Youth Firesetter Interventionist Coordinator shall
13have those responsibilities that are stipulated for a Youth
14Firesetter Program Manager in Chapter 9 of NFPA 1035. In
15addition to those requirements, the Youth Firesetter
16Interventionist Coordinator shall have the following
18        (1) The Youth Firesetter Interventionist Coordinator
19    shall ensure that a certified youth firesetter
20    interventionist employed within the Office, or a volunteer
21    certified youth firesetter interventionist, physically
22    sees a child whose case was referred to the coordinator
23    within 72 hours of the referral. If no certified youth
24    firesetter interventionist is available, then the Youth
25    Firesetter Interventionist Coordinator must take the case
26    and ensure the child is seen within 72 hours. The 72-hour



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1    requirement begins and continues from the time the Youth
2    Firesetter Interventionist Coordinator is referred the
3    case, including any weekend days or national and State
4    holidays.
5        (2) The Youth Firesetter Interventionist Coordinator
6    shall process Freedom of Information Act requests.
7        (3) The Youth Firesetter Interventionist Coordinator
8    shall create a report, to be submitted to the General
9    Assembly, that reports on the data collected in accordance
10    with NFPA 1035. The report shall be semiannual for the
11    first 2 years, and the first report shall be submitted to
12    the General Assembly by December 30, 2023. After the first
13    2 years of semiannual reporting, the report shall be
14    submitted annually.
15    (d) A volunteer certified youth firesetter interventionist
16may receive a $250 stipend for a case only if the volunteer
17certified youth firesetter interventionist is not otherwise
18compensated by another employer or entity for that case. A
19volunteer certified youth firesetter interventionist shall
20receive mileage reimbursement for any necessary travel.
21    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
22becoming law.".