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IMPORTANT AMENDMENTS TO ILLINOIS FIRE MARSHAL LAW

Issue 10 and Volume 15.

IMPORTANT AMENDMENTS TO ILLINOIS FIRE MARSHAL LAW Springfield, Illinois.—Important amendments to the Illinois fire marshal law. replacing and amplifying the section which was declared invalid by the state supreme court, were passed by the legislature and became effective July 1. Under the amended law, a person against whom an order is issued may have the lawfulness and fairness of the order reviewed by the county court. The old law did not provide such a procedure and this was one of the main objections of the court. The authority of the fire marshal is also extended to buildings which are unsafe from causes other than fire hazards and the title of the act is changed in conformity : “An act in relation to the investigation and prevention of fire and dangerous conditions in and near buildings and other structures.” A new scale of fees for fire reports is also provided, The…

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