(110 ILCS 130/5)
Sec. 5. Legislative findings. Fire deaths and burn injuries among college students have become a common occurrence. It has been proven that automatic fire sprinkler systems are a highly effective method of controlling or extinguishing a fire in its early stages and protecting the lives of the building's occupants and the responding firefighters. Many students are living in Greek housing that is not adequately protected with automatic fire sprinkler systems. Insurance companies recognize the benefits of sprinkler systems and have offered significant policy discounts to Greek organizations to cover housing protected by automatic sprinkler systems. Dormitories in the State of Illinois are already required to have automatic fire sprinkler systems by 2013.
(Source: P.A. 96-1303, eff. 1-1-11.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015