2013 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 110 - HIGHER EDUCATION
110 ILCS 47/ - Fire Sprinkler Dormitory Act.

(110 ILCS 47/1)
Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Fire Sprinkler Dormitory Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-887, eff. 1-1-05.)


110 ILCS 47/5

(110 ILCS 47/5)
Sec. 5. Definition. "Post-secondary educational institution" means an Illinois public or private college or university offering degrees and instruction above the high school level. This term does not include any public or private college or university that does not provide on-campus housing for its students in dormitories or equivalent facilities that are owned, operated, or maintained by the public or private college or university. This term does not include (i) any public or private junior or community college or (ii) any institution offering degrees and instruction that uses correspondence as its primary mode of student instruction.
(Source: P.A. 93-887, eff. 1-1-05.)


110 ILCS 47/10

(110 ILCS 47/10)
Sec. 10. Fire sprinkler systems required. Subject to the establishment of a fire sprinkler dormitory revolving loan program under Section 15 of this Act, fire sprinkler systems are required in the dormitories of all post-secondary educational institutions by 2013, unless a post-secondary educational institution files a compliance plan with the Office of the State Fire Marshal, approved by the Office by January 1, 2013. The compliance plan must be submitted no later than November 1, 2012 and must include all of the following:
(1) Fire sprinkler system working drawings and

hydraulic calculations.

(2) A water supply analysis to determine available

water and the need for a fire pump.

(3) A fire sprinkler system installation schedule

showing a minimum of the following:

(A) the drawing and calculation submittal date

to the authority having jurisdiction and the projected duration;

(B) the fabrication and material procurement

date and the projected duration;

(C) the field installation start date and the

projected duration;

(D) the final testing and punch list date and

the projected duration; and

(E) the projected project completion date.
If the compliance plan is approved by the Office of the State Fire Marshal, then the deadline for fire sprinklers to be installed and operational shall be extended to September 1, 2014. A violation of this Section is a business offense punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 per day. This fire sprinkler system requirement includes current structures as well as newly constructed dormitories. Nothing in this Act may be construed to abrogate any statute, rule, or ordinance requiring that a fire extinguisher be present in a dormitory.
(Source: P.A. 97-899, eff. 1-1-13.)


110 ILCS 47/15

(110 ILCS 47/15)
Sec. 15. Fire Sprinkler Dormitory Revolving Loan Program. The Illinois Finance Authority and the Office of the State Fire Marshal shall jointly administer a fire sprinkler dormitory revolving loan program. The program shall provide low-interest loans for the installation of fire sprinkler systems in college dormitories by post-secondary educational institutions. The loan funds, subject to appropriation or other funding sources, shall be paid out of the Fire Sprinkler Dormitory Revolving Loan Fund, a special fund in the State treasury. The Fund shall consist of any moneys transferred into or appropriated to the Fund as well as all repayments of loans made under this Section. The Fund shall be used for loans to post-secondary educational institutions for costs associated with the installation of fire sprinkler systems in dormitories and for no other purpose. All interest earned on moneys in the Fund shall be deposited into the Fund.
(Source: P.A. 93-887, eff. 1-1-05; 94-204, eff. 7-14-05.)


110 ILCS 47/25

(110 ILCS 47/25)
Sec. 25. Rules. The Illinois Finance Authority and the Office of the State Fire Marshal shall adopt rules to administer the revolving loan program.
(Source: P.A. 93-887, eff. 1-1-05.)


110 ILCS 47/30

(110 ILCS 47/30)
Sec. 30. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-887, eff. 1-1-05; text omitted.)


110 ILCS 47/99

(110 ILCS 47/99)
Sec. 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January 1, 2005.
(Source: P.A. 93-887, eff. 1-1-05.)


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