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Full Text of HB0247  102nd General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Department of Central Management Services
5Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is amended by
6adding Section 405-317 as follows:
7    (20 ILCS 405/405-317 new)
8    Sec. 405-317. Bird-safe State buildings.
9    (a) Each State building constructed, acquired, or of which
10more than 50% of the façade is substantially altered, in the
11opinion of the Department's Bureau of Property Management,
12shall meet, as determined by the Director, the following
14        (1) at least 90% of the exposed façade material from
15    ground level to 40 feet:
16            (A) shall not be composed of glass; or
17            (B) shall be composed of glass employing: (i)
18        elements that preclude bird collisions without
19        completely obscuring vision, such as secondary
20        facades, netting, screens, shutters, and exterior
21        shades; (ii) ultraviolet (UV) patterned glass that
22        contains UV-reflective or contrasting patterns that
23        are visible to birds; (iii) patterns on glass designed



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1        in accordance with a rule that restricts horizontal
2        spaces to less than 2 inches high and vertical spaces
3        to less than 4 inches wide; (iv) opaque, etched,
4        stained, frosted, or translucent glass; or (v) any
5        combination of the methods described in this
6        subparagraph (B);
7        (2) at least 60% of the exposed facade material above
8    40 feet shall meet the standard described in paragraph
9    (1);
10        (3) there shall not be any transparent passageways or
11    corners;
12        (4) all glass adjacent to atria or courtyards
13    containing water features, plants, and other materials
14    attractive to birds shall meet the standard described in
15    subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1); and
16        (5) outside lighting shall be appropriately shielded
17    and minimized subject to security and other mission
18    related requirements.
19    (b) The Director shall take such actions as may be
20necessary to ensure that actual bird mortality is monitored at
21each State building.
22    (c) The Director, where practicable and consistent with
23security and other mission related requirements, shall reduce
24exterior building and site lighting for each State building.
25This subsection (c) shall not apply to buildings in which the
26Director does not have control of the exterior building and



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1site lighting. In implementing the requirements of this
2subsection (c), the Director shall make use of automatic
3control technologies, including timers, photo-sensors, and
4infrared and motion detectors.
5    (d) In implementing the requirements of this Section, the
6Director may employ any available methods and strategies that
7are in accordance with existing effective best practices to
8reduce bird mortality.
9    (e) The requirements of this Section shall not apply to
10any acquisition or substantial alteration described in
11subsection (a) if the Director, after consideration of
12multiple options, determines that the use of the required
13building materials and design features would result in a
14significant additional cost for the project.
15    (f) Any construction which may be required as a result of
16the requirements of this Section shall be under the authority
17of the Capital Development Board in consultation with the
19    (g) The requirements of this Section shall only apply to
20State buildings under the management or control of the
21Department, but does not include buildings leased by the
23    (h) The requirements of this Section shall not apply to
24any project in the design or construction phase as of the
25effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General



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1    (i) This Section shall not apply to the following
3        (1) any building or site listed, or eligible for
4    listing, on the National Register of Historic Places;
5        (2) the Executive Mansion and its grounds;
6        (3) the Illinois Supreme Court Building and its
7    grounds;
8        (4) the Old State Capitol Building in Springfield,
9    Illinois, and its related buildings and grounds;
10        (5) the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and
11    Museum and its related buildings and grounds; and
12        (6) the Illinois State Capitol Building and its
13    related buildings and grounds.