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Full Text of HB1384  95th General Assembly



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1     AN ACT concerning energy efficiency.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Agency
5 Energy Efficiency Act.
6     Section 5. Legislative findings; purpose. The State
7 government is one of the largest consumers of energy in the
8 State. As a result, the General Assembly finds that:
9     (1) a 10% reduction in energy use by all State agencies
10 would result in a decreased demand on the citizens of the
11 State;
12     (2) the use of energy for electricity, heating, and cooling
13 of State buildings and transportation in State vehicles has a
14 significant impact on public health and the environment; and
15     (3) State agencies should set a strong example in energy
16 efficiency, water conservation, recycling, and waste reduction
17 to demonstrate cost-effective solutions to citizens,
18 businesses, and other government jurisdictions.
19     Section 10. Energy use; goal. All executive branch State
20 agencies shall make it a goal to reduce energy use in State
21 facilities by 10% within 10 years after the effective date of
22 this Act.



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1     Section 15. Administration. All State agencies shall work
2 with the Department of Central Management Services in achieving
3 the goal set out in Section 10. The Department shall:
4         (1) ensure that all existing State energy efficiency
5     measures are achieved;
6         (2) provide State agencies with the technical
7     expertise necessary to implement policies adopted under
8     this Act;
9         (3) implement an energy information system to measure
10     progress toward the goal set out in Section 10; and
11         (4) report to the Governor on a quarterly basis,
12     beginning January 2008, regarding the progress on
13     implementing the policies of this Act and achieving the
14     goal set out in Section 10.
15     For purposes of this Act, "Department" means the Department
16 of Central Management Services.
17     Section 25. Agency duties. All executive branch State
18 agencies shall:
19         (1) implement an energy information system to track its
20     energy and water usage;
21         (2) purchase Energy Star equipment, including air
22     conditioners, computers, appliances, and office equipment,
23     unless justification is provided and the Department
24     approves a waiver of this requirement; and



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1         (3) form an internal committee to assess the
2     environmental impacts of that agency's activities and
3     identify practical alternatives for incorporating
4     pollution prevention and resource conservation into agency
5     management and operational practices. Each internal
6     committee shall consist of representatives from different
7     departments and program areas of the agency, including
8     purchasing, maintenance, and facility management.
9     A chairperson shall be appointed to coordinate the internal
10 committee's activities and act as liaison to the Department.
11 The chairperson shall report to the Department, on a quarterly
12 basis beginning December 2007, regarding the progress on
13 implementing the policies of this Act and achieving the goal
14 set out in Section 10.
15     Section 30. Termination. On or before January 1, 2009, the
16 Department shall evaluate the reports submitted by each
17 executive branch State agency and determine whether the costs
18 of implementing the provisions of this Act exceed the energy
19 savings achieved. If the Department finds that implementation
20 costs exceed energy savings, the Department shall request
21 approval from the General Assembly to terminate implementation
22 of the provisions under this Act.