In a April 30, 2012 post on Hydrologic titled “Illinois Swimming Facility Legislation in Final Stages of Passage” we discussed significant changes in the swimming pool code for the state of Illinois. In June, Bill SB3727 passed both the House and Senate and sent to the Governor on June 29, 2012. The Govenor approved the legislation on August 14, 2012 to become effective January 1, 2013.
This amends the Swimming Facility Act and makes changes to certain definitions, provisions concerning licenses to operate, permits for construction or major alteration, license renewal, and payment of fees. A unique requirement for the State of Illinois will now be that any person seeking to submit plans, perform construction, or repair of a swimming facility must be licensed by the Department of Public Health. Please contact the Illinois Department of Health for licensing requirements.