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1    AN ACT concerning local government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Fire Protection District Act is amended by
5adding Section 11j as follows:
6    (70 ILCS 705/11j new)
7    Sec. 11j. Installation of access or key boxes. The board of
8trustees of any fire protection district may, by ordinance,
9require the installation of an access or key box if: (1) a
10structure is protected by an automatic fire alarm or security
11system or access to or within the structure or area is unduly
12difficult because of secured openings; and (2) immediate access
13is necessary for life-saving purposes. "Access or key box"
14means a secure device with a lock operable only by a fire
15department master key, and containing building entry keys and
16other keys that may be required for access in an emergency.
17    The access or key box shall be of an approved type listed
18in accordance with the most recently published version of the
19standard Underwriters Laboratories 1037 and shall contain keys
20to gain access as required by the fire chief of the fire
21protection district, or his or her designee.
22    An ordinance enacted under this Section may specify
23particular classes or types of structures or occupancies that



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1are required to install an access or key box. However, an
2ordinance enacted under this Section shall not apply to single
3family residential structures.
4    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
5becoming law.