Elevator Tactile Identification Act
(410 ILCS 30/)

 

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(410 ILCS 30/0.01)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Elevator Tactile Identification Act. (Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

(410 ILCS 30/1)
Sec. 1. In each building, including commercial, residential and institutional structures, served during regular business hours by an unsupervised automatic passenger elevator for use by the general public, the elevator, or at least the left elevator where there is more than one elevator in any bank of elevators, shall be equipped with elevator controls, within the elevator and at each floor level served by the elevator, which have tactile identification or braille markings, pursuant to the following schedule:
(a) New elevators for which building permits are issued after the effective date of this Act or October 1, 1977, whichever date is later - immediately;
(b) Existing elevators undergoing renovation of the control panel for which building permits are issued after the effective date of this Act or October 1, 1977, whichever date is later - immediately;
(c) Existing elevators not undergoing renovation, the earlier of:
(1) 90 days after the effective date of Federal standards governing elevator control markings applicable to privately owned buildings, or
(2) June 30, 1980.
All tactile identification except braille shall be in contrasting colors and consist of raised letters, numbers, labels or plaques for the visually handicapped. (Source: P.A. 80-384.)

(410 ILCS 30/2)
Sec. 2. (a) Any person, corporation, partnership, association or other entity who, being the owner of, or is otherwise in control of, any unsupervised automatic passenger elevator for use by the general public, and who fails to apply and maintain tactile identification as required by this Act, is guilty of a petty offense, and shall be fined $100. Each day on which the owner or other person fails to provide the requisite tactile identification constitutes a separate and distinct offense.
(b) Any person who removes the tactile identification required by this Act is guilty of a petty offense and shall be fined $100. (Source: P.A. 80-384.)

(410 ILCS 30/3)
Sec. 3. The provisions of this Act shall be enforced by the State Fire Marshal. (Source: P.A. 80-384.)


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