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Full Text of HB0825  97th General Assembly



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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 Carbon Monoxide Alarm Detector Act is
5amended by changing Section 10 as follows:
6    (430 ILCS 135/10)
7    Sec. 10. Carbon monoxide detector.
8    (a) Every dwelling unit shall be equipped with at least one
9approved carbon monoxide alarm in an operating condition within
1015 feet of every room used for sleeping purposes. The carbon
11monoxide alarm may be combined with smoke detecting devices
12provided that the combined unit complies with the respective
13provisions of the administrative code, reference standards,
14and departmental rules relating to both smoke detecting devices
15and carbon monoxide alarms and provided that the combined unit
16emits an alarm in a manner that clearly differentiates the
18    (b) Every structure that contains more than one dwelling
19unit shall contain at least one approved carbon monoxide alarm
20in operating condition within 15 feet of every room used for
21sleeping purposes.
22    (b-5) Every single family residence that shares an entrance
23with an attached garage, as well as every living unit that is



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1located in a multiple family residence or a mixed use building
2and that shares an entrance with an attached garage, must
3contain an additional approved carbon monoxide alarm in
4operating condition within 15 feet of the entrance to the
5attached garage.
6    (c) It is the responsibility of the owner of a structure to
7supply and install all required alarms, and he or she must not
8enter into a contract to sell or lease that structure before
9installing the required alarms. It is the responsibility of a
10tenant to test and to provide general maintenance for the
11alarms within the tenant's dwelling unit or rooming unit, and
12to notify the owner or the authorized agent of the owner in
13writing of any deficiencies that the tenant cannot correct. The
14owner is responsible for providing one tenant per dwelling unit
15with written information regarding alarm testing and
17    The tenant is responsible for replacement of any required
18batteries in the carbon monoxide alarms in the tenant's
19dwelling unit, except that the owner shall ensure that the
20batteries are in operating condition at the time the tenant
21takes possession of the dwelling unit. The tenant shall provide
22the owner or the authorized agent of the owner with access to
23the dwelling unit to correct any deficiencies in the carbon
24monoxide alarm that have been reported in writing to the owner
25or the authorized agent of the owner.
26    (d) The carbon monoxide alarms required under this Act may



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1be either battery powered, plug-in with battery back-up, or
2wired into the structure's AC power line with secondary battery
4(Source: P.A. 94-741, eff. 1-1-07.)