HB 4165

  • Illinois House Bill
  • 102nd Regular Session
  • Introduced in House
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Water Rescue Equipment-Lake Mi


Creates the Lake Michigan Rescue Equipment Act. Provides that the owner of a pier or drop-off on Lake Michigan shall install public rescue equipment, including, at a minimum, ring life buoys, on each of the owner's piers and drop-offs along the Lake Michigan coast. Provides that public rescue equipment shall also be installed in all high-incident drowning areas on an owner's property. Includes requirements for ring life buoys. Provides that each unit of local government owning a pier or drop-off on Lake Michigan shall track and report to the Department of Public Health, in a form prescribed by the Department, Lake Michigan lakefront drownings, both fatal and non-fatal drownings, near the unit's piers and drop-offs. Includes tracking and reporting requirements. Provides that the Department shall analyze the tracking and reporting and appropriately provide a plan and recommendations for reduction in drowning incidents. Defines terms. Effective 180 days after becoming law.

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Oct 19, 2021


Referred to Rules Committee


First Reading

Oct 18, 2021


Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II

Oct 12, 2021


Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield


Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan


Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Margaret Croke


Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper


Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel

Oct 05, 2021


Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy

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