Bill Status of HB4165 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: WATER RESCUE EQUIPMENT-LAKE MI
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy, Sonya M. Harper, Robyn Gabel, Rita Mayfield, Margaret Croke, Bob Morgan and Curtis J. Tarver, II
|Human Services Committee Hearing Jan 26 2022 9:00AM www.ilga.gov Virtual Room 2 Springfield, IL |
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Lake Michigan Rescue Equipment Act. Provides that the owner of a pier or drop-off on Lake Michigan shall install public rescue equipment, including, at a minimum, ring life buoys, on each of the owner's piers and drop-offs along the Lake Michigan coast. Provides that public rescue equipment shall also be installed in all high-incident drowning areas on an owner's property. Includes requirements for ring life buoys. Provides that each unit of local government owning a pier or drop-off on Lake Michigan shall track and report to the Department of Public Health, in a form prescribed by the Department, Lake Michigan lakefront drownings, both fatal and non-fatal drownings, near the unit's piers and drop-offs. Includes tracking and reporting requirements. Provides that the Department shall analyze the tracking and reporting and appropriately provide a plan and recommendations for reduction in drowning incidents. Defines terms. Effective 180 days after becoming law.