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Full Text of SB2820  93rd General Assembly



SB2820 Enrolled LRB093 19631 LRD 45372 b

1     AN ACT in relation to housing.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
5 Illinois Residential Building Code Act.
6     Section 5. Purpose. The purpose of this Act is to provide
7 minimum requirements for safety and to safeguard property and
8 the public welfare by regulating and controlling the design,
9 construction, installation, and quality of materials of new
10 residential construction as regulated by this Act.
11     Section 10. Definitions. In this Act:
12     "International Residential Code" means the International
13 Residential Code for One and Two Family Dwellings published by
14 the International Code Council, as now or hereafter amended by
15 the Council.
16     "New residential construction" means any original
17 construction of a single-family home or a dwelling containing 2
18 or fewer apartments, condominiums, or town houses.
19     "Residential building code" means an ordinance,
20 resolution, law, housing or building code, or zoning ordinance
21 that establishes, for residential building contractors,
22 construction-related activities applicable to single-family or
23 2-family residential structures.
24     "Residential building contractor" means any individual,
25 corporation, or partnership that constructs a fixed building or
26 structure for sale or use by another as a residence or that,
27 for a price, commission, fee, wage, or other compensation,
28 undertakes or offers to undertake the construction of any
29 building or structure to be used by another as a residence, if
30 the individual, corporation, or partnership reasonably expects
31 to earn a financial profit from that activity.



SB2820 Enrolled - 2 - LRB093 19631 LRD 45372 b

1     Section 15. Adoption of building code. A contract to build
2 a home (1) in any municipality in this State that does not have
3 a residential building code in effect or (2) in any portion of
4 a county that is not located within a municipality and does not
5 have a residential building code in effect must adopt as part
6 of the construction contract the applicability of a residential
7 building code that is agreed to by the home builder and the
8 home purchaser as provided in this Section. The home builder
9 and the home purchaser may agree to adopt any municipal
10 residential building code or county residential building code
11 that is in effect on the first day of construction in any
12 county or municipality that is within 100 miles of the location
13 of the new home. If the home builder and the home purchaser
14 fail to agree to a residential building code or if no
15 residential building code is stated in the contract, the
16 plumbing code promulgated by the Illinois Department of Public
17 Health under Section 35 of the Illinois Plumbing License Law,
18 the National Electric Code as adopted by the American National
19 Standards Institute, and the International Residential Code
20 shall, by law, be adopted as part of the construction contract.
22     Section 20. Homes constructed for resale. If a builder
23 constructs a home for resale, the builder must certify to the
24 buyer that the builder has constructed the home in compliance
25 with a code authorized under Section 15 and must identify that
26 code.
27     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
28 1, 2005.