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Public Act 100-0508


Public Act 0508 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 100-0508
HB4011 EnrolledLRB100 11820 RJF 23155 b

    AN ACT concerning government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act is
amended by changing Section 5 as follows:
    (20 ILCS 3305/5)  (from Ch. 127, par. 1055)
    Sec. 5. Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
    (a) There is created within the executive branch of the
State Government an Illinois Emergency Management Agency and a
Director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, herein
called the "Director" who shall be the head thereof. The
Director shall be appointed by the Governor, with the advice
and consent of the Senate, and shall serve for a term of 2
years beginning on the third Monday in January of the
odd-numbered year, and until a successor is appointed and has
qualified; except that the term of the first Director appointed
under this Act shall expire on the third Monday in January,
1989. The Director shall not hold any other remunerative public
office. The Director shall receive an annual salary as set by
the Compensation Review Board.
    (b) The Illinois Emergency Management Agency shall obtain,
under the provisions of the Personnel Code, technical,
clerical, stenographic and other administrative personnel, and
may make expenditures within the appropriation therefor as may
be necessary to carry out the purpose of this Act. The agency
created by this Act is intended to be a successor to the agency
created under the Illinois Emergency Services and Disaster
Agency Act of 1975 and the personnel, equipment, records, and
appropriations of that agency are transferred to the successor
agency as of the effective date of this Act.
    (c) The Director, subject to the direction and control of
the Governor, shall be the executive head of the Illinois
Emergency Management Agency and the State Emergency Response
Commission and shall be responsible under the direction of the
Governor, for carrying out the program for emergency management
of this State. The Director shall also maintain liaison and
cooperate with the emergency management organizations of this
State and other states and of the federal government.
    (d) The Illinois Emergency Management Agency shall take an
integral part in the development and revision of political
subdivision emergency operations plans prepared under
paragraph (f) of Section 10. To this end it shall employ or
otherwise secure the services of professional and technical
personnel capable of providing expert assistance to the
emergency services and disaster agencies. These personnel
shall consult with emergency services and disaster agencies on
a regular basis and shall make field examinations of the areas,
circumstances, and conditions that particular political
subdivision emergency operations plans are intended to apply.
    (e) The Illinois Emergency Management Agency and political
subdivisions shall be encouraged to form an emergency
management advisory committee composed of private and public
personnel representing the emergency management phases of
mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. The Local
Emergency Planning Committee, as created under the Illinois
Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act, shall serve
as an advisory committee to the emergency services and disaster
agency or agencies serving within the boundaries of that Local
Emergency Planning Committee planning district for:
        (1) the development of emergency operations plan
    provisions for hazardous chemical emergencies; and
        (2) the assessment of emergency response capabilities
    related to hazardous chemical emergencies.
    (f) The Illinois Emergency Management Agency shall:
        (1) Coordinate the overall emergency management
    program of the State.
        (2) Cooperate with local governments, the federal
    government and any public or private agency or entity in
    achieving any purpose of this Act and in implementing
    emergency management programs for mitigation,
    preparedness, response, and recovery.
        (2.5) Develop a comprehensive emergency preparedness
    and response plan for any nuclear accident in accordance
    with Section 65 of the Department of Nuclear Safety Law of
    2004 (20 ILCS 3310) and in development of the Illinois
    Nuclear Safety Preparedness program in accordance with
    Section 8 of the Illinois Nuclear Safety Preparedness Act.
        (2.6) Coordinate with the Department of Public Health
    with respect to planning for and responding to public
    health emergencies.
        (3) Prepare, for issuance by the Governor, executive
    orders, proclamations, and regulations as necessary or
    appropriate in coping with disasters.
        (4) Promulgate rules and requirements for political
    subdivision emergency operations plans that are not
    inconsistent with and are at least as stringent as
    applicable federal laws and regulations.
        (5) Review and approve, in accordance with Illinois
    Emergency Management Agency rules, emergency operations
    plans for those political subdivisions required to have an
    emergency services and disaster agency pursuant to this
        (5.5) Promulgate rules and requirements for the
    political subdivision emergency management exercises,
    including, but not limited to, exercises of the emergency
    operations plans.
        (5.10) Review, evaluate, and approve, in accordance
    with Illinois Emergency Management Agency rules, political
    subdivision emergency management exercises for those
    political subdivisions required to have an emergency
    services and disaster agency pursuant to this Act.
        (6) Determine requirements of the State and its
    political subdivisions for food, clothing, and other
    necessities in event of a disaster.
        (7) Establish a register of persons with types of
    emergency management training and skills in mitigation,
    preparedness, response, and recovery.
        (8) Establish a register of government and private
    response resources available for use in a disaster.
        (9) Expand the Earthquake Awareness Program and its
    efforts to distribute earthquake preparedness materials to
    schools, political subdivisions, community groups, civic
    organizations, and the media. Emphasis will be placed on
    those areas of the State most at risk from an earthquake.
    Maintain the list of all school districts, hospitals,
    airports, power plants, including nuclear power plants,
    lakes, dams, emergency response facilities of all types,
    and all other major public or private structures which are
    at the greatest risk of damage from earthquakes under
    circumstances where the damage would cause subsequent harm
    to the surrounding communities and residents.
        (10) Disseminate all information, completely and
    without delay, on water levels for rivers and streams and
    any other data pertaining to potential flooding supplied by
    the Division of Water Resources within the Department of
    Natural Resources to all political subdivisions to the
    maximum extent possible.
        (11) Develop agreements, if feasible, with medical
    supply and equipment firms to supply resources as are
    necessary to respond to an earthquake or any other disaster
    as defined in this Act. These resources will be made
    available upon notifying the vendor of the disaster.
    Payment for the resources will be in accordance with
    Section 7 of this Act. The Illinois Department of Public
    Health shall determine which resources will be required and
        (11.5) In coordination with the Department of State
    Police, develop and implement a community outreach program
    to promote awareness among the State's parents and children
    of child abduction prevention and response.
        (12) Out of funds appropriated for these purposes,
    award capital and non-capital grants to Illinois hospitals
    or health care facilities located outside of a city with a
    population in excess of 1,000,000 to be used for purposes
    that include, but are not limited to, preparing to respond
    to mass casualties and disasters, maintaining and
    improving patient safety and quality of care, and
    protecting the confidentiality of patient information. No
    single grant for a capital expenditure shall exceed
    $300,000. No single grant for a non-capital expenditure
    shall exceed $100,000. In awarding such grants, preference
    shall be given to hospitals that serve a significant number
    of Medicaid recipients, but do not qualify for
    disproportionate share hospital adjustment payments under
    the Illinois Public Aid Code. To receive such a grant, a
    hospital or health care facility must provide funding of at
    least 50% of the cost of the project for which the grant is
    being requested. In awarding such grants the Illinois
    Emergency Management Agency shall consider the
    recommendations of the Illinois Hospital Association.
        (13) Do all other things necessary, incidental or
    appropriate for the implementation of this Act.
    (g) The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is authorized
to make grants to various higher education institutions, public
K-12 school districts, area vocational centers as designated by
the State Board of Education, inter-district special education
cooperatives, regional safe schools, and nonpublic K-12
schools for safety and security improvements. For the purpose
of this subsection (g), "higher education institution" means a
public university, a public community college, or an
independent, not-for-profit or for-profit higher education
institution located in this State. Grants made under this
subsection (g) shall be paid out of moneys appropriated for
that purpose from the Build Illinois Bond Fund. The Illinois
Emergency Management Agency shall adopt rules to implement this
subsection (g). These rules may specify: (i) the manner of
applying for grants; (ii) project eligibility requirements;
(iii) restrictions on the use of grant moneys; (iv) the manner
in which the various higher education institutions must account
for the use of grant moneys; and (v) any other provision that
the Illinois Emergency Management Agency determines to be
necessary or useful for the administration of this subsection
    (g-5) The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is
authorized to make grants to not-for-profit organizations
which are exempt from federal income taxation under section
501(c)(3) of the Federal Internal Revenue Code for eligible
security improvements that assist the organization in
preventing, preparing for, or responding to acts of terrorism.
The Director shall establish procedures and forms by which
applicants may apply for a grant, and procedures for
distributing grants to recipients. The procedures shall
require each applicant to do the following:
        (1) identify and substantiate prior threats or attacks
    by a terrorist organization, network, or cell against the
    not-for-profit organization;
        (2) indicate the symbolic or strategic value of one or
    more sites that renders the site a possible target of
        (3) discuss potential consequences to the organization
    if the site is damaged, destroyed, or disrupted by a
    terrorist act;
        (4) describe how the grant will be used to integrate
    organizational preparedness with broader State and local
    preparedness efforts;
        (5) submit a vulnerability assessment conducted by
    experienced security, law enforcement, or military
    personnel, and a description of how the grant award will be
    used to address the vulnerabilities identified in the
    assessment; and
        (6) submit any other relevant information as may be
    required by the Director.
    The Agency is authorized to use funds appropriated for the
grant program described in this subsection (g-5) to administer
the program.
    (h) Except as provided in Section 17.5 of this Act, any
moneys received by the Agency from donations or sponsorships
shall be deposited in the Emergency Planning and Training Fund
and used by the Agency, subject to appropriation, to effectuate
planning and training activities.
(Source: P.A. 98-465, eff. 8-16-13; 98-664, eff. 6-23-14.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 09/15/2017