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 http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=4606&GAID=11&GA=97&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=64355&SessionID=84

2 comments:

Calvin Murphy said...

Here are the details of the law.

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:

Section 5. The Child Care Act of 1969 is amended by adding
Section 5.8 as follows:

(225 ILCS 10/5.8 new)
Sec. 5.8. Radon testing of licensed day care centers,
licensed day care homes, and licensed group day care homes.
(a) Effective January 1, 2013, licensed day care centers,
licensed day care homes, and licensed group day care homes
shall have the facility tested for radon at least once every 3
years pursuant to rules established by the Illinois Emergency
Management Agency.
(b) Effective January 1, 2014, as part of an initial
application or application for renewal of a license for day
care centers, day care homes, and group day care homes, the
Department shall require proof the facility has been tested
within the last 3 years for radon pursuant to rules established
by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
(c) The report of the most current radon measurement shall
be posted in the facility next to the license issued by the
Department. Copies of the report shall be provided to parents
or guardians upon request.
(d) Included with the report referenced in subsection (c)
shall be the following statement:
"Every parent or guardian is notified that this
facility has performed radon measurements to ensure the
health and safety of the occupants. The Illinois Emergency
Management Agency (IEMA) recommends that all residential
homes be tested and that corrective actions be taken at
levels equal to or greater than 4.0 pCi/L. Radon is a Class
A human carcinogen, the leading cause of lung cancer in
non-smokers, and the second leading cause of lung cancer
overall. For additional information about this facility
contact the licensee and for additional information
regarding radon contact the IEMA Radon Program at
800-325-1245 or on the Internet at
www.radon.illinois.gov.".

Effective with renewals after January 1, 2014, proof that the facility has been tested must accompany the license renewal application.

Jennifer Davies said...

I've been looking for some reliable information on radon-- there's a lot of crazy theories out there. Thanks for taking the time to compile all of these links and articles, I found your direct information very helpful.

Jenn | http://www.amcenvironmental.org/#!services/c1pna