State of Illinois
92nd General Assembly

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 1        AN ACT concerning fire safety.

 2        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section 5.  The Fire Protection District Act  is  amended
 5    by adding Section 8.10 as follows:

 6        (70 ILCS 705/8.10 new)
 7        Sec. 8.10. Lock boxes.  The board of trustees of any fire
 8    protection  district  incorporated  under  this  Act  may, by
 9    ordinance, require structures located within the jurisdiction
10    of the fire protection district  to  have  installed  on  the
11    exterior  of the structure a key lock box system that affords
12    safe and expedient ingress  to  the  structure  by  the  fire
13    department  in  the  event  of  an  emergency response to the
14    structure and that avoids unnecessary damage to the structure
15    associated  with  a  forcible  entry.   The   ordinance   may
16    designate  the  types of structures required to have key lock
17    box systems and the type and location of  exterior  key  lock
18    box  systems.   The district may adopt regulations concerning
19    the installation, maintenance, security, and use of key  lock
20    box systems.
21        The ordinance must provide for a reasonable period of not
22    less  than one year after the effective date of the ordinance
23    for existing structures to comply with  the  ordinance.   Any
24    requirement  that requires the installation of a key lock box
25    system on single-family structures may only be prospective in
26    effect.  The ordinance must also provide  that  any  required
27    system  be  one that is readily and economically available to
28    the property owners required to install the system.

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