2019 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 430 - PUBLIC SAFETY
430 ILCS 10/ - Liquefied Petroleum Gas Container Act.

(430 ILCS 10/0.01) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 5700)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Container Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)


(430 ILCS 10/1) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 5701)
Sec. 1. It is the intent of the Illinois Legislature to protect the public welfare and promote safety in the filling and use of pressure vessels containing liquefied petroleum gases through implementing both the Interstate Commerce Commission regulations, within the State of Illinois, and the national standards of safety on the filling of these containers. It is deemed necessary to insure that containers properly constructed and tested be used and that a liquefied petroleum gas of suitable and safe vapor pressure be placed in these containers. To attain this end the filling or refilling of liquefied petroleum gas containers by other than the owner or authorized person must be controlled and specific authority to prevent violation and encourage enforcement be established.
(Source: Laws 1955, p. 626.)


(430 ILCS 10/2) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 5702)
Sec. 2. The term "person" shall mean and include any person, persons, firm, firms, corporation or corporations.
The term "owner" shall mean and include (a) any person who holds a written bill of sale or other instrument under which title to the container was transferred to such person, (b) any person who holds a paid or receipted invoice showing purchase and payment of such container, (c) any person whose name, initials, mark, or other identifying device has been plainly and legibly stamped or otherwise shown upon the surface of such container for a period of not less than one year prior to the final enactment and approval of this act, or (d) any manufacturer of a container who has not sold or transferred ownership thereof by written bill of sale or otherwise;
The term "liquefied petroleum gas" as used in this Act shall mean and include any material which is composed predominately of any of the following hydrocarbons or mixtures of the same: propane, propylene, butanes (normal butane and iso-butane), and butylenes.
(Source: Laws 1955, p. 626.)


(430 ILCS 10/2.5)
Sec. 2.5. This Act does not apply to any liquefied petroleum gas container designed to hold 20 pounds or less of liquefied petroleum gas.
(Source: P.A. 89-73, eff. 1-1-96.)


(430 ILCS 10/3) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 5703)
Sec. 3. If a liquefied petroleum gas container shall bear upon the surface thereof in plainly legible characters the name, mark, initials or other identifying device of the owner thereof, it shall be unlawful for any person except such owner or a person authorized in writing by him: (a) To fill such container with, or withdraw from such container, liquefied petroleum gas or any other gas or compound; (b) to buy, sell, offer for sale, give, take, loan, deliver or permit to be delivered, or otherwise use, dispose of, or traffic in any such container; or (c) to deface, erase, obliterate, cover up or otherwise remove or conceal or change any such name, mark, initials or other identifying device of the owner or to place the name, mark, initials or other identifying device of any person other than the owner on such container.
(Source: P.A. 89-73, eff. 1-1-96.)


(430 ILCS 10/4) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 5704)
Sec. 4. The use of a liquefied petroleum gas container or containers by any person other than the person whose name, mark, initial or device shall be or shall have been upon such liquefied petroleum gas container or containers, without written consent or purchase of such marked and distinguished liquefied petroleum gas container, for the sale of liquefied petroleum gas, filling with liquefied petroleum gas, or the withdrawal of liquefied petroleum gas, or the possession of such liquefied petroleum gas containers by any person other than the person having his name, mark, initial or other device thereon, without the written consent of such owner, shall and is hereby declared to be presumptive evidence of the unlawful use, filling or refilling, transition of, or trafficking in of such liquefied petroleum gas containers.
(Source: P.A. 89-73, eff. 1-1-96.)


(430 ILCS 10/5) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 5705)
Sec. 5. Whenever any person, or the president, secretary, treasurer, or other officer of any corporation mentioned in Section 2 of this Act, or his, her, its or their duly authorized agent who has personal knowledge of the facts, shall make oath in writing before any judge or associate judge, that the party so making such affidavit has reason to believe and does believe that any of his, her, its or their liquefied petroleum gas containers marked with the name, initials, mark or other device of said owner, are in the possession of or being used by or being filled or transferred by, or that liquefied petroleum gas is being withdrawn from the container by, any person whose name, initials, mark or other device does not appear on said containers, and who is in the possession of, filling or refilling, or using any such containers without the written consent of the owner of such name, initials or trade mark, the judge or associate judge may, when satisfied that there is reasonable cause, issue a search warrant and cause the premises designated to be searched for the purpose of discovering and obtaining the same, and may also cause to be brought before him the person in whose possession such containers may be found, and shall then inquire into the circumstances of such possession; and if such judge or associate judge finds that such person has been guilty of a violation of this Act, he shall impose the punishment herein prescribed, and he shall also award the possession of property taken upon such search warrant to the owner thereof.
(Source: P.A. 89-73, eff. 1-1-96.)


(430 ILCS 10/6) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 5706)
Sec. 6. Violations. Any person who shall fail to comply with any of the foregoing provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a Class B misdemeanor, for which the fine shall be not less than $1,000 and not more than $1,500 for each offense.
(Source: P.A. 91-816, eff. 6-13-00.)


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