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 Bill Status of HB3773  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  SMOKE DETECTOR ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Kathleen Willis - Stephanie A. Kifowit - Frances Ann Hurley - Carol Sente - Daniel J. Burke, Michael Halpin, John Cavaletto, Martin J. Moylan, Emanuel Chris Welch, David S. Olsen, Daniel Swanson and Charles Meier

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Martin A. Sandoval - Cristina Castro, John G. Mulroe and Neil Anderson)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/23/2017HouseSent to the Governor

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
425 ILCS 60/3from Ch. 127 1/2, par. 803


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Smoke Detector Act. Provides that the battery for specified battery powered smoke detectors must be a self-contained long term battery if specified conditions occur. Provides that specified battery requirements do not apply to fire alarms, smoke detectors, smoke alarms, or ancillary components electronically connected to specified alarm systems; that use a low-power radio frequency wireless communication signal; that uses Wi-Fi or other Wireless Local Area Networking capability to send and receive specified notifications; or to devices as designated by the State Fire Marshal. Effective January 1, 2018.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
425 ILCS 60/4from Ch. 127 1/2, par. 804

Provides that a party in violation of specified provisions of the Smoke Detector Act concerning battery requirements shall be provided with 90 day's warning with which to rectify that violation. Provides that if that party fails to rectify the violation within that 90 day period, he or she shall be assessed a fine of $100, and shall be fined $100 every 30 days thereafter until either the violation is rectified or the cumulative amount of fines assessed reaches $1,500. Provides that certain specified penalty provisions of the Act shall apply only after a violating party has reached the $1,500 cumulative fine threshold and has still failed to rectify the violation.

House Committee Amendment No. 2
Changes the effective date to January 1, 2023 (currently, January 1, 2018).

House Floor Amendment No. 3
Provides that the battery for specified battery powered smoke detectors must be a self-contained, non-removable, long term (rather than self-contained long term) battery if specified conditions occur.

House Floor Amendment No. 4
Provides that if a party in violation of specified provisions of the Smoke Detector Act concerning battery requirements fails to rectify a violation within a specified 90-day period, he or she may (rather than shall) be assessed a fine of up to $100 (rather than a fine of $100), and may (rather than shall) be fined $100 every 30 days thereafter until either the violation is rectified or the cumulative amount of fines assessed reaches $1,500. Adds language providing that if the alleged violation has been corrected prior to or on the date of the hearing scheduled to adjudicate the alleged violation, then the violation shall be dismissed.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/10/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Kathleen Willis
  2/10/2017HouseFirst Reading
  2/10/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/1/2017HouseAssigned to Fire & Emergency Services Committee
  3/6/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Kathleen Willis
  3/6/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/8/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Fire & Emergency Services Committee
  3/15/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Kathleen Willis
  3/15/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/21/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Fire & Emergency Services Committee
  3/23/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Fire & Emergency Services Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/23/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Adopted in Fire & Emergency Services Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/23/2017HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Fire & Emergency Services Committee; 005-000-000
  3/23/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/21/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Kathleen Willis
  4/21/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/24/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  4/24/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  4/24/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  4/24/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Sente
  4/24/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Kathleen Willis
  4/24/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/25/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke
  4/25/2017HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke
  4/25/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke
  4/26/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  4/26/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Halpin
  4/26/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/26/2017HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/28/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John Cavaletto
  4/28/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  4/28/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  4/28/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David S. Olsen
  4/28/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Swanson
  4/28/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Charles Meier
  4/28/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted
  4/28/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Adopted
  4/28/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/28/2017HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 102-007-001
  5/2/2017SenateArrive in Senate
  5/2/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  5/2/2017SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  5/2/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  5/2/2017SenateFirst Reading
  5/2/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/5/2017SenateAssigned to Public Health
  5/12/2017SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 19, 2017
  5/16/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. John G. Mulroe
  5/16/2017SenateDo Pass Public Health; 006-000-001
  5/16/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 17, 2017
  5/18/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Neil Anderson
  5/25/2017SenateSecond Reading
  5/25/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 26, 2017
  5/26/2017SenateThird Reading - Passed; 043-003-000
  5/26/2017HousePassed Both Houses
  6/23/2017HouseSent to the Governor

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