(65 ILCS 5/11-5-11)
Portable audiovisual rigging at special events.
(a) In municipalities that require permits for special events, no person may perform, or employ, direct or allow a person to perform, portable audiovisual rigging at a permitted special event unless the person performing such work holds a valid rigging certification from the Entertainment Technician Certification Program operated by the Entertainment Services and Technology Association.
(b) As used in this Section:
"Portable audiovisual rigging" means the temporary installation or operation of portable mechanical rigging and static rigging for the overhead suspension of portable audiovisual equipment, including, but not limited to: audio, video, lighting, backdrops, scenery, and other effects at a special event. "Portable audiovisual rigging" does not include freight handling or the transportation of heavy equipment.
"Special event" means a planned temporary aggregation of attractions, including, but not limited to, public entertainment, food and beverage service facilities, sales of souvenirs or other merchandise, or similar attractions, that is:
(1) conducted on the public way; or
(2) conducted primarily outdoors on property open to
the public, other than the public way, and which:
(A) includes activities that require the
issuance of a municipal temporary food establishment license, municipal special event liquor license, or similar license; or
(B) requires special municipal services,
including, but not limited to: street closures; the provision of barricades, garbage cans, stages, or special no parking signs; special electrical services; or special police protection.
"Special event" does not include a parade or athletic event for which a separate permit is required, a neighborhood block party at which no food, beverages, or merchandise are sold; indoor or outdoor events taking place on properties owned by the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority; indoor or outdoor events taking place on hotel or convention center property in the State; a citywide festival conducted under an intergovernmental agreement authorized by ordinance; a motion picture, film, or television production; the installation of tents; or hangings of banners.
(c) A home rule municipality may not regulate portable audiovisual rigging in a manner inconsistent with this Section. This Section is a limitation under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent exercise by home rule units of powers and functions exercised by the State.
(Source: P.A. 102-32, eff. 6-25-21.)