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AN ACT concerning local government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Fire Protection District Act is amended by
adding Section 11j as follows:
(70 ILCS 705/11j new)
Installation of access or key boxes.
The board of
trustees of any fire protection district may, by ordinance,
require the installation of an access or key box if: (1) a
structure is protected by an automatic fire alarm or security
system or access to or within the structure or area is unduly
difficult because of secured openings; and (2) immediate access
is necessary for life-saving purposes. "Access or key box"
means a secure device with a lock operable only by a fire
department master key, and containing building entry keys and
other keys that may be required for access in an emergency.
The access or key box shall be of an approved type listed
in accordance with the most recently published version of the
standard Underwriters Laboratories 1037 and shall contain keys
to gain access as required by the fire chief of the fire
protection district, or his or her designee.
An ordinance enacted under this Section may specify
particular classes or types of structures or occupancies that