Bed Bug Law
610 ILCS (85/1) (from Ch.
114, par. 100a)
Sec. 1 No owner or operator
of a railroad shall permit any railroad car to be dispatched for
the transportation of or occupation by passengers unless
such cars are in a clean and sanitary condition and is
free from cockroaches, body lice, BED BUGS and other
vermin. (Source: Laws 1949, p. 1243).
610 ILCS 85/2 (From Ch.
114, par 100b)
Sec. 2 Owners and operators
of railroads shall require railroad cars used for the
transportation of or occupation by passengers to be regularly
cleaned and inspected and to be fumigated or otherwise treated
to free them from cockroaches, body lice, BED BUGS and other vermin.
(Source Laws 1949, p. 1243).
610 ILCS 85/3 (from Ch.
114, par 100c)
Sec. 3 Whoever
violates this act shall be guilty of a petty offense. The
use of any car for the transportation of or occupation by
passengers when the cart is not in a clean and sanitary
condition or is not free from cockroaches, body lice, BED BUGS, and other vermin is a
separate offense for each day such car is so used (Source
Safe and Hygienic Bed Act
1 Short Title
Act may be cited as the Safe and Hygienic Bed Act
(Source: P.A. 91-164, eff.
Sec. 5 Definitions. As
used in this Act:
"Attorney General" means the Attorney
General of the State of Illinois
"Bedding" means any mattress, box
spring, foundation, or studio couch made in whole or part from
new or second-hand fabric, filling material, or other textile
product or material and which can e used for sleeping or
"Consumer" means a person who
purchases or otherwise acquires bedding for sleeping or
reclining purposes in that person's home or business such as a
medical facility or lodging establishment, and does not
include wholesalers, retailers, or other persons who
acquire bedding for purposes of resale or other distribution.
"Department" means the Illinois
Department of Public Health.
"Manufacturer" means a person who
makes any article of bedding in whole or in part using new or
second-hand fabric, filling material, or other textile product
"New material" means any
fabric, filling material, other textile product or material,
or article of bedding that has not been previously used for
any purpose, and includes by-products of any textile or
manufacturing process that are free from dirt, insects and
"Person" means an individual, sole
proprietorship, partnership, limited liability
company, corporation, joint venture, association, trust and
any other entity, and the officers, employees, and
agents of any of them.
"Renovator", "Rebuilder", and "Repairer"
mean a person who repairs, makes over, recovers, restores,
sanitizes, germicidally treats, cleans or renews bedding.
"Sanitizer" means any person who
sanitizes or germicidally treats or cleans (but does not
otherwise alter) any fabric, filling material, other textile
product or material, or article of bedding for use in
manufacturing or renovating bedding.
"Second-hand material" means any
fabric, filling material, other textile product or
material, or article of bedding that has been previously used
for any purpose or that is derived from post-consumer or
industrial waste, and that may be used in place of or in
addition to new material in manufacturing or renovating
bedding. (Source: P.A. 91-164, eff.
All bedding which is
manufactured, renovated, sanitized, sold, or distributed
within the State must bear a CLEAR AND CONSPICUOUS LABEL
that states whether the bedding is made from all new materials
or is made in whole or in part from second-hand
material. The label shall conform to standards
issued by the Department in administrative rules and shall not
be altered or removed except by the
consumer. (Source: P.A. 91-164,
All manufacturers, renovators,
rebuilders, repairers, and sanitizers whose work products may
be sold to retailers, wholesalers, or consumers within the
State of Illinois shall register with the Department on or
before January 1 of each year and shall pay a registration fee
established by administrative rule. (Source:
P.A. 91-164, eff. 7-16-99)
of Second-Hand Material
Every manufacturer, renovator,
rebuilder, repairer, or sanitizer of used bedding, shall
remove the outer fabric, the inner foam, the pad, any other
fabric, and any other textile product, material or
component and shall inspect each such item for soiling,
malodor, and PEST INFESTATION
prior to the sale or distribution of the article. If any
material or component of used bedding appears to be
spoiled, malodorous, or INFESTED,
that material or component cannot be reused, sold or
distributed for use in any bedding product.
(Source: P.A. 91-164, eff. 7-16-99).
of New Material
Every manufacturer, renovator,
rebuilder, repairer, and sanitizer shall inspect all new
material for soiling, malodor, and PEST INFESTATION prior to use, sale
or distribution of the article. If any new
material appears to be soiled, malodorous, or INFESTED, that material cannot
be used, sold or distributed for ue in any bedding
product. (Source: P.A 91-164, eff.
The Department shall
promulgate administrative rules necessary to implement,
interpret, and make specific the provisions of this Act,
including but not limited to rules concerning labels,
registration, sanitation, and fees. Rules concerning
labels may incorporate by reference uniform standards, norms,
or testing procedures that are issued, promulgated, or
accepted by recognized government, public or industry
organizations. Fees established by rule shall be
in amounts reasonable and necessary to defray the costs
to the Department of administering this
Act. (Source: P.A. 91-164, eff.
Any person who violates any
provision of this Act or the rules promulgated under
this act shall be guilty of a business offense
punishable by a fine of $10,000 and shall be guilty of
committing an unlawful act or practice pursuant to
Section2 of the Consumer Fraud and deceptive Business
Practices Act. Each day of violation of this Act
or rules promulgated under this Act shall constitute a
separate offense. (Source: P.A. 91-164, eff.
40 Nuisance; Injunction
Violation of Section 20 or Section
25 of this Act is declared a public nuisance inimical to the
public health and welfare. The Attorney General or
the State's Attorney of the county in which the violation
occurs may, in addition to other remedies provided in this Act,
bring action for injunction to restrain the
violation. (Source: P.A. 91-164, eff.
If any provision of this Act or
the application of this Act to any person or
circumstance is held invalid, the invalidity shall not
affect the other provisions or applications of the Act
which can be given effect without the invalid provision
or application, and to this end the provisions of this Act are
severable. (Source: P.A. 91-164,
Provisions; text omitted)
(Source: P.A. 91-164, eff. 7-16-99; text omitted)
This Act takes effect upon
becoming law. (Source: P.A. 91-164, eff. 7-16-99)
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