Illinois Alerts

Illinois House Bill 4327 - December 9, 2009

Subject: House Bill 4327

House Bill 4327 is companion legislation to the recently adopted House Bill 3325 (Legislative Alert dated November 2, 2009). This legislation amends the Illinois Code to provide penalty provisions for the illegal installation of film products which do not fully conform with the provisions of the standards established in House Bill 3325.

The legislation provides that a first offense is a Class C misdemeanor with a fine between $50 and $500, and a second or subsequent offense is a Class C misdemeanor with a fine between $100 and $500. The language also allows the installer to install window treatment for a person who is legally permitted due to medical reasons; but, prior to installation, the installer must obtain and store a copy of the doctor’s certificate or letter from the person with the medical condition in the installer’s permanent records.

Efforts to revise Illinois law to provide reasonable film standards were extremely successful. The new law provides consumer options to allow for the health and environmental benefits of film products while enhancing the safety of the enforcement community as well as creating jobs for the citizens of the state. It is imperative that all members fully support and comply with all provisions of the new laws and continue the partnership with the enforce- ment community that has made this effort a model for future state initiatives.