BRADLEY-DART-FRANKS-SCOTT-BROSNAHAN, HOFFMAN, LANG,
FORBY, FOWLER, BRUNSVOLD, DAVIS,STEVE, DAVIS,MONIQUE,
MCGUIRE, RYAN, CROTTY, MCKEON, O'BRIEN, MCCARTHY,
JONES,LOU, GILES, SCULLY, REITZ AND ACEVEDO.
STRUCTURAL WORK ACT OF 2001
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Structural Work Act of 2001. Requires that scaffolds
and related mechanical contrivances used in work on a building or
other structure be constructed in a safe and suitable manner. Sets
forth safety standards. Authorizes the Director of Labor and local
authorities to inspect scaffolding and to require reconstruction of
unsafe scaffolding. Provides that a violation of the Act is a Class A
misdemeanor, and authorizes the State's Attorney or another attorney
to take necessary steps to enforce compliance with the Act. Provides
for a right of action if a person is injured or killed as a result of
a wilful violation of the Act. Uses the language of the Structural
Work Act before its repeal by P.A. 89-2. Effective immediately.
CORRECTIONAL NOTE (Department of Corrections)
There will be no prison population impact or fiscal impact.
JUDICIAL NOTE (Office of the Illinois Courts)
HB 158 would neither increase nor decrease the number of judges
needed in the State.
FISCAL NOTE (Office of the Illinois Courts)
HB 158 would have minimal fiscal impact on the judicial branch.
FISCAL NOTE (Department of Labor)
As a result of increased caseload, the impact on the Department
will be $138,800 for costs associated with 2 professional and
one clerical position.
STATE MANDATES NOTE (Dept. of Commerce and Community Affairs)
In the opinion of DCCA, HB 158 creates a service mandate for
which 50% to 100% of the increased costs to units of local
government is required, and a due process mandate for which
reimbursement is not required under the State Mandates Act.
Due to the nature of the bill, an estimate of the cost to units
of local government is not available at this time.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: JAN-07-2003
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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