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(a) The Department of Public Health shall administer and
enforce the provisions of this Act.
(b) Any person or entity who violates this Act shall be
liable for a civil penalty of $500 for the first violation and
$1,000 for each subsequent violation. The State's Attorney of
the county in which the violation occurred or the Attorney
General may bring an action in the circuit court of the county
in which the violation occurred to enforce the collection of
any civil penalty imposed.
The Illinois Plumbing License Law is amended by
changing Section 40 as follows:
(225 ILCS 320/40)
(from Ch. 111, par. 1138)
All persons engaged in plumbing as defined in this
comply with the minimum code of standards for
plumbing and the fixtures,
materials, design and installation
methods of plumbing systems published
by the Department and
filed with the Secretary of State as required by this Act.
All installations of equipment, fixtures, appliances or
are used or intended for use entirely for or as a
part of a water supply
system or sewage disposal system and
thereby can affect the public health
shall comply with the
provisions of the State Plumbing Code for design,
installation and maintenance. The installation, repair,
alteration or extension of building sewers shall
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be done in accordance
with the State Plumbing Code. Any person
engaged in any of such work
shall upon investigation and
determination of non-compliance with the provisions
State Plumbing Code be subject to the penalties contained in
Act. Such prosecution shall be the responsibility of the
or other authority as authorized by this Act.
A person engaged in plumbing who installs a water heater or
tank for use in a residence or residential facility located in
Illinois must supply or attach a temperature mixing valve or
other safety valve to the water heater or tank that prevents
water with a temperature above 120 degrees Fahrenheit from
coming from any bathtub faucet, shower faucet, sink faucet, or
any other source of water into direct contact with a person.
(Source: P.A. 83-878.)".