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Full Text of HB2174  102nd General Assembly



State of Illinois
2021 and 2022


Introduced 2/17/2021, by Rep. Jim Durkin


430 ILCS 50/1  from Ch. 127, par. 1251

    Amends the Hazardous Materials Emergency Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the findings.

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1    AN ACT concerning safety.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Hazardous Materials Emergency Act is
5amended by changing Section 1 as follows:
6    (430 ILCS 50/1)  (from Ch. 127, par. 1251)
7    Sec. 1. It is the finding of the General Assembly:
8    (a) That That the use, transportation, storage and
9manufacture of hazardous materials creates a substantial risk
10that accidents will occur involving such hazardous materials;
11    (b) That accidents involving hazardous materials create an
12unreasonable risk to the health, safety and welfare of the
13People of Illinois;
14    (c) That the federal government promulgates regulations
15for the interstate transportation of hazardous materials, but
16that the People of Illinois can benefit by having such
17precautions as those included in federal regulation extended
18to intrastate transportation and other activities which might
19result in an accident involving hazardous materials;
20    (d) That often the emergency agency which first responds
21to an accident involving a hazardous material is unable to
22determine the nature of the material and is unfamiliar with
23precautionary measures which must be exercised in handling the



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1material, with resulting use of incorrect emergency procedures
2endangering both members of the emergency agency and the
3public; and
4    (e) That response to hazardous materials emergencies can
5be accomplished more rapidly and with greater efficiency if
6one agency of State government with the necessary
7communications network is designated as the central reporting
8agency in case of emergency.
9(Source: P.A. 79-1442.)