State of Illinois Senate Bill 2954 was originally introduced in 2020. Illinois Senate Bill 692 was re-introduced February 25, 2021.
Summary: Creates the Coal Tar Sealant Disclosure Act. Requires specified persons and entities, public schools and public school districts, and State agencies to disclose the use of a coal tar-based sealant or high polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon sealant product. Provides requirements for disclosures made under the Act. Requires persons or entities to provide information regarding alternative sealant upon request and public schools or public school districts and the State to seek an asphalt-based sealant when distributing any request for proposals. Requires public schools or public school districts and State agencies to determine whether specified benefits of alternative products outweigh the cost, and if so to use them. Provides that the Department of Public Health, in consultation with the State Board of Education, shall conduct outreach to public schools and public school districts regarding coal tar-based sealant and high polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon product. Provides that nothing in the Act applies to a construction project or sale in which coal tar-based sealant or high polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon sealant product is used for roofing application. Contains other provisions.