Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Department may establish and administer a green cities grant program and a smart cities grant program.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that the Department shall make grants to municipalities whose buildings conform with nationally recognized and accepted green building guidelines, standards, or systems (instead of the LEED rating system).
Fiscal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
This legislation allows the Department, subject to appropriation, to develop and implement green cities and smart cities grant programs. Because the size is unknown, a reasonable cost estimate cannot be made at this time.