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90_SB0428enr New Act Creates the Illinois Building Commission Act. Creates an 11-member advisory Commission. Allows the Commission to suggest resolutions for conflicts between State agencies or a State agency and other entities concerning the agency's building requirements. Provides that the Commission shall review building requirement amendments and proposed legislation for conflicting requirements to current law. Requires the Commission to suggest a standard form for requesting compliance alternatives and modifications of State building requirements, to forward all compliance alternative requests to the appropriate State agency for action, and to suggest procedures and formats for appeals of State agency decisions. Provides that the Commission shall suggest a long-term plan to improve the administration and enforcement of State building requirements. Requires the Commission to submit an annual report to the Governor and the General Assembly. Requires the report to be available to the public. Provides that the Commission members shall appoint members to subcommittees. LRB9000076DNpcD SB428 Enrolled LRB9000076DNpcD 1 AN ACT to create the Illinois Building Commission. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the 5 Illinois Building Commission Act. 6 Section 5. Definitions. When used in this Act: 7 "Commission" means the Illinois Building Commission. 8 "State agency" has the same meaning as in Section 1-7 of 9 the Illinois State Auditing Act. 10 "State building requirements" means any law, rule, or 11 executive order implemented by the State of Illinois 12 affecting the construction of buildings in Illinois. 13 Section 10. Creation. An advisory commission, to be 14 known as the Illinois Building Commission, is created. The 15 Commission shall consist of 11 members, including: a fire 16 official, a building official, an architect, a professional 17 engineer, a structural engineer, a commercial contractor 18 representative, a residential construction industry 19 representative, a mechanical and specialty contractor 20 representative, a labor representative, a disability 21 advocate, and a member of the public. The Commission shall 22 be appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of 23 the Senate. 24 Section 15. Terms and reimbursement. The fire official, 25 architect, structural engineer, commercial contractor 26 representative, labor representative, and member of the 27 public shall serve initial terms of 2 years. The building 28 official, professional engineer, residential construction 29 industry representative, mechanical and specialty contractor SB428 Enrolled -2- LRB9000076DNpcD 1 representative, and disability advocate shall serve initial 2 terms of 3 years. Each subsequent term shall be for 3 years. 3 Members may be appointed for more than one term. A chairman 4 of the Commission shall be elected each year by the members 5 of the Commission. Commission members shall be reimbursed 6 for travel expenses and shall receive a per diem for each day 7 that the Commission or a subcommittee on which the member 8 serves meets. Reimbursement shall be consistent with the 9 rules of the Governor's Travel Control Board. 10 Section 20. Subcommittees. The Commission shall create 11 and appoint members and non-members to the following 12 subcommittees: the planning subcommittee, the building and 13 fire protection subcommittee, the building envelope 14 subcommittee, the structural systems subcommittee, the 15 building services subcommittee, and the accessibility 16 subcommittee. There shall be at least 5 members but not more 17 than 9 members on each subcommittee. The subcommittees shall 18 advise the Commission on any item before the Commission that 19 deals with the area of expertise of the subcommittee. The 20 Commission may create any other subcommittee that it deems 21 necessary. 22 Section 25. Forum; dispute resolution. The Commission 23 shall provide an ongoing forum for continuing dialogue 24 regarding the purpose and duties of the Commission. The 25 Commission shall also serve as a forum to suggest resolution 26 of conflicts between State agencies, or between a State 27 agency and another entity that consents to the resolution 28 forum, concerning State building requirements. 29 Section 30. State building requirements review; 30 compliance alternatives. The Commission shall review proposed 31 State building requirement amendments and proposed SB428 Enrolled -3- LRB9000076DNpcD 1 legislation for conflicting requirements to current State law 2 or current building requirements and make recommendations 3 concerning those amendments or laws to the proper authority. 4 The Commission shall (i) suggest a standard form for 5 requesting compliance alternatives and modifications of State 6 building requirements; (ii) forward compliance alternatives 7 requests to the appropriate State agency for action; and 8 (iii) suggest procedures and formats for appeals of State 9 agency decisions. 10 Section 35. Administration and enforcement of State 11 building requirements. The Commission shall also suggest a 12 long-term plan to improve administration and enforcement of 13 State building requirements statewide. The plan shall 14 include (i) recommendations for ways the Department of 15 Commerce and Community Affairs could create a consolidated 16 clearinghouse on all information concerning existing State 17 building requirements, (ii) recommendations for a consistent 18 format for State building requirements, (iii) recommendations 19 for a system or procedure for updating existing State 20 building requirements that shall include a procedure for 21 input from the public, (iv) recommendations for a system or 22 procedure for the review, approval, and appeal of building 23 plans, and (v) recommendations for a system or procedure to 24 enforce the State building requirements. The Commission shall 25 submit its suggestions for creating the consolidated 26 clearinghouse to the Department of Commerce and Community 27 Affairs as soon as practical after the effective date of 28 this Act. 29 Section 40. Annual report. The Commission shall submit 30 an annual report to the Governor and the General Assembly 31 regarding (i) the approval of compliance alternative 32 requests, (ii) the responsibilities of the Commission, (iii) SB428 Enrolled -4- LRB9000076DNpcD 1 any progress toward coordination of the State's building 2 requirements, and (iv) recommendations for legislative action 3 by the General Assembly. The annual report shall be made 4 available to the public. The Commission may charge a 5 reasonable fee for reproduction of the report. 6 Section 45. Assistance of the Department of Public 7 Health. The Department of Public Health shall assist the 8 Commission in carrying out its functions and responsibilities 9 by providing administrative and staff support. The 10 Commission shall advise the Department of its budgetary and 11 staff needs. 12 Section 95. The Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is 13 amended by adding Section 46.69 as follows: 14 (20 ILCS 605/46.69 new) 15 Sec. 46.69. State building requirements. After the 16 Department has received the recommendations from the Illinois 17 Building Commission, the Department shall establish a 18 consolidated clearinghouse containing all existing State 19 building requirements and all information concerning those 20 requirements. The Department shall make the information 21 available to the public upon request. The Department shall 22 assist the public in determining which State building 23 requirements apply to any specified project.
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