Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Promote Illinois Ethanol and Biodiesel Act. Requires that the Internet websites of State agencies must include hypertext links to websites containing information on ethanol and biodiesel fuels. Provides that the required links shall include any website maintained and operated by a State agency that posts information concerning E85 fuel or biodiesel fuel and may include private websites including, but not limited to, websites maintained and operated by the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition and the National Biodiesel Board. Provides that "State agency" means any department, office, commission, board, or authority within the State executive branch, and includes State-supported universities and colleges and the Illinois Building Authority. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that each State agency that maintains an Internet website may, subject to appropriation, (instead of must) include hypertext links to websites containing information on ethanol and biodiesel fuels. Provides that the websites of the following entities may be linked on State agency websites: (i) Illinois agricultural or health related organizations; and (ii) national agricultural, renewable fuel, or health related organizations (instead of (i) the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition; and (ii) the National Biodiesel Board).