Bill Text: IL HB2382 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Enrolled


Bill Title: Amends the Fire Hydrant Act. Defines "dry hydrant". Contains provisions concerning the maintenance of and access to specified dry hydrants. Provides that all other dry hydrants shall be subject to specified provisions of the Act and a specified additional requirement.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-1)

Status: (Enrolled) 2017-05-30 - Passed Both Houses [HB2382 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB2382-Enrolled.html



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1 AN ACT concerning safety.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Fire Hydrant Act is amended by changing
5Section 2 as follows:
6 (425 ILCS 20/2)
7 Sec. 2. Recovery of costs; fire hydrant; dry hydrant.
8 (a) As used in this Section: ,
9 "Dry hydrant" means a fire hydrant which is installed to
10provide access to water from a lake, pond, or other body of
11water rather than water from a public or private water supply
12system.
13 "Fire fire hydrant" means a water hydrant connected to a
14water supply system installed for the express purpose of
15providing water for fire suppression and that a fire department
16can connect to and from which it can pump or draw water. "Fire
17hydrant" does not include flush hydrants.
18 (b) Whoever fails to comply with any of the provisions of
19this Act within 30 days after written notice of noncompliance
20or violation should reasonably have been received from a fire
21protection district, township fire department, or municipality
22in whose jurisdiction a fire hydrant is located, shall be
23responsible for all reasonable costs that the fire protection

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1district, township fire department, or municipality incurs to
2correct the noncompliance, including attorney's fees and legal
3expenses incurred by the fire protection district, township
4fire department, or municipality in recovering the costs from
5the responsible party.
6 (c) For dry hydrants that are installed pursuant to an
7agreement between a property owner and fire protection
8district, township fire department, or municipality in whose
9jurisdiction a dry hydrant is located, the maintenance and
10access to such dry hydrants shall be governed by the terms of
11the agreement between the property owner and the fire
12protection district, township fire department, or
13municipality.
14 All other dry hydrants, including those installed and
15located on: public property; property owned or administered by
16a homeowner's association, condominium association, or held in
17some similar form of common ownership or subject to control and
18administration by such association or organization; or private
19property subject to an easement, covenant, plan of
20developments, or restriction dedicating or establishing the
21dry hydrant for the purpose of providing water supply for fire
22suppression shall be subject to the provisions of Section 1 and
23subsection (b) of Section 2 of this Act. In addition to the
24requirements of Section 1 and except as to dry hydrants
25installed and maintained by agreement with a fire protection
26district, township fire department, or municipality,

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1continuous access to dry hydrants subject to this subsection
2(c), and the maintenance necessary to keep dry hydrants in
3working condition sufficient for fire suppression, shall be the
4responsibility of the party on whose property the dry hydrant
5is located or who is responsible for the administration or
6control of the property on which the dry hydrant is located.
7(Source: P.A. 99-205, eff. 7-30-15.)
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