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Full Text of HB1355  95th General Assembly



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1     AN ACT concerning State government.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The Capital Development Board Act is amended by
5 adding Section 17 as follows:
6     (20 ILCS 3105/17 new)
7     Sec. 17. Historic area preference.
8     (a) The State of Illinois shall give preference to locating
9 its facilities, whenever operationally appropriate and
10 economically feasible, in historic properties and buildings
11 located within government recognized historic districts or
12 central business districts designated as such by a local or
13 regional planning agency.
14     When making a determination that a project is operationally
15 appropriate and economically feasible, the following shall
16 also be taken into consideration:
17         (1) Need for geographic diversity to service a
18     clientele population.
19         (2) Promoting regional and local economic development.
20         (3) Availability of space in historic buildings,
21     districts, and central business districts.
22         (4) Cost of available space.
23         (5) Proximity of public transportation and affordable



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1     housing.
2         (6) Public safety.
3     (b) The following State facilities are exempted from the
4 requirements of this Section:
5         (1) Correctional facilities.
6         (2) Facilities owned or used by any public university
7     or college.
8         (3) State parks, nature areas, and similar facilities.
9         (4) State highways and roads and supporting
10     facilities.
11         (5) New buildings that support the function or
12     operation of an existing facility or campus.
13     This Section shall not apply to any facilities occupied by
14 the State of Illinois prior to the effective date of this
15 amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly or to any project
16 for which a lease or construction contract is in effect as of
17 the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General
18 Assembly.
19     Section 10. The Illinois Procurement Code is amended by
20 adding Section 45-75 as follows:
21     (30 ILCS 500/45-75 new)
22     Sec. 45-75. Historic area preference. State agencies with
23 responsibilities for leasing, acquiring, or maintaining State
24 facilities shall take all reasonable steps to minimize any



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1 regulations, policies, and procedures that impede the goals of
2 Section 17 of the Capital Development Board Act.
3     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
4 becoming law.