|Public Act 096-1303|
|HB5664 Enrolled||LRB096 18329 DRJ 34185 b|
AN ACT concerning safety.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Housing Fire Safety Act.
Fire deaths and burn
injuries among college students have become a common
occurrence. It has been proven that automatic fire sprinkler
systems are a highly effective method of controlling or
extinguishing a fire in its early stages and protecting the
lives of the building's occupants and the responding
firefighters. Many students are living in Greek housing that is
not adequately protected with automatic fire sprinkler
systems. Insurance companies recognize the benefits of
sprinkler systems and have offered significant policy
discounts to Greek organizations to cover housing protected by
automatic sprinkler systems. Dormitories in the State of
Illinois are already required to have automatic fire sprinkler
systems by 2013.
In this Act:
"Automatic fire sprinkler system" means a fire sprinkler
system as defined in the Fire Sprinkler Contractor Licensing