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Record #: SO2019-8529   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 11/13/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards
Final action: 2/26/2021
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Titles 14A and 14X to further regulate standards for installation of smoke alarms and smoke detectors
Sponsors: Villegas, Gilbert, Mitts, Emma
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 13 - Building & Construction - Ch. 64 Residential Units
Attachments: 1. SO2019-8529.pdf, 2. O2019-8529.pdf, 3. O2019-8529 (V1).pdf
SUBSTITUTE ORDINANCE AS AMENDED


BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:

SECTION 1. Chapter 14A-3 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting a new Section 14A-3-301.1.2, as follows:
14A-3-301.1.2 Non-conforming battery-powered smoke alarms.
On and after January 1, 2023, it is unlawful for any person to sell, offer for sale, or give away gratis any smoke alarm that is not designed to receive primary power from the building wiring and does not meet the battery requirements of Section 14X-5-504.8.4.


SECTION 2. Table 14A-12-1203.2 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
Table 14A-12-1203.2 Specialized Fines

Section Description Amount
(Omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
14A-6-603 Any violation $1,000 min. $2,500 max.
14X-5-504.8 14X-5-504.9 14X-5-504.10 Violation within an owner-occupied dwelling unit3 $500 min. $1,000 max.
Anv other violation $1,000 min. $2,000 max.
EL Before January 1. 2033. the owner of an owner-occupied dwelling unit with all required fully functioning
smoke alarms may not be fined for installing a fully functioning battery-powered smoke alarm that does not comply with the additional technical requirements of Section 14X-5-504.8.4.


SECTION 3. Section 14X-1-103.3 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14X-1-103.3 Responsibilities of occupants.

(Omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)

12. Where the owner has provided smoke alarms or carbon monoxide alarms that require removable batteries, provide and maintain functioning batteries for each alarm.

(Omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)


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SECTION 4. Section 14X-5-504.8 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14X-5-504.8 Single- and multiple-station smoke alarms.
Single- and multiple...

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