For the purposes of this Act, unless the context requires otherwise:
         (1) "Agency" means the Illinois Emergency Management
    
Agency.
        (2) "Director" means the Director of the Illinois
    
Emergency Management Agency.
        (3) "FDA" means the Food and Drug Administration of
    
the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
        (4) "Laser installation" means a location or facility
    
where laser systems are produced, stored, disposed of, or used for any purpose.
        (5) "Laser machine" means a device that is capable of
    
producing laser radiation when associated controlled devices are operated.
        (6) "Laser radiation" means an electromagnetic
    
radiation emitted from a laser system and includes all reflected radiation, any secondary radiation, or other forms of energy resulting from the primary laser beam.
        (7) "Laser system" means a device, machine,
    
equipment, or other apparatus that applies a source of energy to a gas, liquid, crystal, or other solid substances or combination thereof in a manner that electromagnetic radiations of a relatively uniform wave length are amplified and emitted in a cohesive beam capable of transmitting the energy developed in a manner that may be harmful to living tissues, including but not limited to electromagnetic waves in the range of visible, infrared, or ultraviolet light. Such systems in schools, colleges, occupational schools, and State colleges and other State institutions are also included in the definition of "laser systems".
        (8) "Operator" is an individual, group of
    
individuals, partnership, firm, corporation, association, or other entity conducting the business or activities carried on within a laser installation.

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes 420 ILCS 56/15

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • individual: shall include every infant member of the species homo sapiens who is born alive at any stage of development. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.36
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • State: when applied to different parts of the United States, may be construed to include the District of Columbia and the several territories, and the words "United States" may be construed to include the said district and territories. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.14
  • United States: may be construed to include the said district and territories. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.14