Illinois Swimming Facility Legislation in Final Stages of Passage

Significant modifications to the Illinois Swimming Pool Health Code are being proposed in the Swimming Facility Act SB 3727 (Harmon, D. / Currie, B.) passed out of committee this week and is now on the House floor.  The bill requires prequalification by the Illinois Department of Public Health for architects, engineers and contractors to complete work in the State.  The Act include criminal and civil penalties, while exempting local government.  It is this writer’s experience, that no other health code has such requirements.  It will be interesting to see how the Illinois aquatic user benefits or suffers from the proposed legislation.  Will this Act impact the number of pools developed or renovated???

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