Monday, August 20, 2012

HB4606 Is now Public Act 97-0981

The Illinois Governor signed HB4606 into law as Public Act 97-0981 on August 19, 2012.

The bill titled Child Care Act - Radon Testing, requires the testing of day care centers every three years and the posting of the testing results next to the license.

The bill is effective January 1, 2013.

Full details of the bill can be found at

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

HB 4665 Signed into Law

HB 4665 was signed into law August 13, 2012 as Public Act 97-0953.

The bill "creates the Radon Resistant Construction Act and amends the Radon Industry Licensing Act. Provides for the Illinois Emergency Management Agency to have primary responsibility for State radon mitigation efforts. Requires all new residential construction to include passive radon resistant construction. Allows local governmental units to administer and enforce its radon construction regulations that are at least as stringent as those established by the Agency. Requires recommendations by the Task Force on Radon-Resistant Building Codes by January 1, 2013 regarding radon resistant construction in new residential construction. Generally effective June 1, 2013, except that the provisions relating to recommendations by the Task Force on Radon-Resistant Building Codes take effect upon becoming law."

Details of the bill are available at