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Public Act 103-0307


Public Act 0307 103RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 103-0307
HB2372 EnrolledLRB103 26843 CPF 53207 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Fire Investigation Act is amended by adding
Section 13.2 as follows:
    (425 ILCS 25/13.2 new)
    Sec. 13.2. Youth Firesetter Interventionist Coordinator;
Certified Youth Firesetter Interventionists.
    (a) The Office of the State Fire Marshal shall create the
position of Youth Firesetter Interventionist Coordinator
within the Division of Arson. The Youth Firesetter
Interventionist Coordinator must be a certified youth
firesetter interventionist.
    The Office shall use National Fire Protection Association
standards related to the Youth Firesetter Intervention Program
Manager in the development of the job responsibilities for the
Youth Firesetter Interventionist Coordinator.
    The Youth Firesetter Interventionist Coordinator shall
have the following responsibilities:
        (1) The Youth Firesetter Interventionist Coordinator
    shall ensure that a Certified Youth Firesetter
    Interventionist employed within the Office, or a local
    Certified Youth Firesetter Interventionist, physically
    sees or connects with a youth whose case was referred to
    the Office within 72 hours of a referral. If no other
    Certified Youth Firesetter Interventionist is available,
    then the Youth Firesetter Interventionist Coordinator must
    take the case and ensure that he or she physically sees or
    connects with the youth within 72 hours. The 72 hours
    includes any weekend days or national or State holidays.
        (2) The Youth Firesetter Interventionist Coordinator
    shall assist with Freedom of Information Act requests.
        (3) The Office shall create a report on Youth
    Firesetter Interventions, and shall submit such report to
    the General Assembly. The report shall be semiannual for
    the first 2 years, and the first report shall be submitted
    to the General Assembly by December 31, 2023. After the
    first 3 semiannual reports, the report shall be submitted
    annually. The semiannual reports shall be submitted by:
    December 31, 2023, June 30, 2024, and December 31, 2024.
    (b) A local Certified Youth Firesetter Interventionist
rostered with a fire department or fire protection district
may receive a $250 stipend and mileage reimbursement for any
necessary travel for a case only if the local Certified Youth
Firesetter Interventionist is not otherwise compensated by
another employer or entity for that case.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/28/2023