90th General Assembly
Summary of SB0689
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HAZARDOUS MATERIALS-LOCAL GOVT                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Hazardous Materials Emergency  Act.  Provides  that  a      
   prupose of the Act is to recommend that units of local government           
   adopt regulations for placarding the use, storage and manufacture of        
   hazardous  materials  (rather  than  to require the Illinois Emergency      
   Management  Agency  to  adopt  such  regulations),  and  provides  for      
   adoption of such regulations by units of local  government.  Increases      
   the Hazardous Materials Advisory Board from 20 to 21 members; adds the      
   Executive  Director of the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards      
   Board and  the  Director  of  the  Illinois  Fire  Service  Institute,      
   University  of  Illinois; deletes  the Director of the Office of Mines      
   and Minerals in the Department of Natural Resources. Provides that the      
   State's Attorney or the Attorney General may institute an  action  for      
   penalties  or  other  remedies to restrain or remedy violations of the      
   Act. (Now, it is the State's Attorney's duty to institute  appropriate      
   proceedings.) Makes other changes. Effective immediately.                   
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          430 ILCS 50/5                   from Ch. 127, par. 1255              
          430 ILCS 50/5.11 new                                                 
          430 ILCS 50/8.03                from Ch. 127, par. 1258.03           
        Further amends the Hazardous Materials Emergency  Act.   Restores      
   references  to  authority of the Department of Transportation to adopt      
   placarding regulations.  Deletes  provision  requiring  the  Hazardous      
   Materials  Advisory  Board  to perform certain functions by January 1,      
   1978.   Authorizes units of local government to  adopt  ordinances  or      
   regulations      requiring  a  hazard  signage  system  applicable  to      
   equipment, facilities,  structures, or locations involved in the  use,      
   storage,  or manufacture of  hazardous materials; prohibits regulation      
   by home rule units that is  inconsistent with the requirements of  the      
   Act or federal law.  Makes other  changes.                                  
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                 
        Replaces references  to  placards  and  placarding  systems  with      
   hazard   signage   and  hazard  systems.   Provides  that  it  is  the      
   responsibility of any person who leases,  operates,  or  controls  any      
   facilities,  equipment, structures, or locations for the use, storage,      
   or manufacture (instead of also transportation) of hazardous materials      
   to display hazard signage. Makes other changes.                             
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0449

   Last action date: 97-08-16

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   2     SENATE -   0


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