2017 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 425 - FIRE SAFETY
425 ILCS 68/ - Truss Construction Fire Safety Act.

(425 ILCS 68/1)
Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Truss Construction Fire Safety Act.
(Source: P.A. 90-434, eff. 8-16-97.)


(425 ILCS 68/5)
Sec. 5. Definitions. For the purposes of this Act:
"Truss" means a framed structural unit made up of a group of triangles arranged in a single plane in such a manner that if loads are applied at the points of intersection of the truss members, only compressive or tensile (nonbending) forces will result in the members.
"Truss construction" means a structure, excluding a residential structure, in which the roof or floor is supported by trusses.
(Source: P.A. 90-434, eff. 8-16-97.)


(425 ILCS 68/10)
Sec. 10. Display requirement.
(a) A municipality may by ordinance require that a truss construction emblem be affixed to the front of all or any class of structures, excluding residential structures, within the municipality that have truss construction.
(b) A county may by ordinance require that a truss construction emblem be affixed to the front of all or any class of structures, excluding residential structures, within the unincorporated area of the county that have truss construction.
(c) Where individual structures, excluding residential structures, with truss construction are part of a planned unit development or subdivision, the municipality or county may require the truss construction emblem to be displayed at each entrance to the development or subdivision rather than on each individual structure.
(Source: P.A. 90-434, eff. 8-16-97.)


(425 ILCS 68/15)
Sec. 15. Registration requirement; fee.
(a) A municipality or county that requires display of a truss construction emblem on all or any class of structures, excluding residential structures, may require the owners of those structures to register them with the fire department or other appropriate agency of the municipality or county.
(b) The municipality or county may charge a reasonable registration fee to the owners of structures that are required to be registered under subsection (a). These fees shall be used for reasonable costs related to identifying, maintaining records of, and inspecting structures with truss construction; and any other costs of implementing, administering, or enforcing an ordinance adopted under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 90-434, eff. 8-16-97.)


(425 ILCS 68/20)
Sec. 20. Truss construction emblem.
(a) The truss construction emblem shall have a bright and reflective color or be made of reflective material. The shape of the emblem shall be an isosceles triangle and the size shall be 12 inches horizontally by 6 inches vertically. The following letters shall be printed on the emblem in a conspicuous size and color:
"F" to signify a floor with truss construction;
"R" to signify a roof with truss construction; and
"F/R" to signify both a floor and roof with truss construction.
(b) The emblem shall be permanently affixed to the left of the main entrance door at a height between 4 and 6 feet above the ground and shall be installed and maintained by the building owner.
(Source: P.A. 90-434, eff. 8-16-97.)


(425 ILCS 68/99)
Sec. 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.
(Source: P.A. 90-434, eff. 8-16-97.)


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