Public Act 095-0325
SB0135 Enrolled LRB095 05132 CMK 25203 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Green
Neighborhood Grant Act.
    Section 5. Eligibility. A private development is eligible
for a Green Neighborhood Award Grant if the private
    (1) achieves certification under nationally recognized and
accepted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for
Neighborhood Development ("LEED-ND") green building and
sensible growth guidelines, standards, or systems; and
    (2) is selected under Section 10 by the Department of
Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
    Section 10. Grant proposals. By December 31, 2008, and each
December 31 thereafter, the Department of Commerce and Economic
Opportunity may, subject to appropriation, issue a request for
proposals from model private developments that have been
designated by the U.S. Green Building Council, the Congress for
the New Urbanism, and the National Resources Defense Council as
achieving LEED-ND certification. Subject to appropriation, the
Department may offer no more than 3 Green Neighborhood Award
Grants for the reimbursement of up to 1.5% of the total
development cost of the selected projects. No more than one of
the 3 eligible Green Neighborhood Award Grants may be set aside
for an applicant from a municipality with a residential
population greater than 1,000,000.
    Section 15. Implementing rules. The Department of Commerce
and Economic Opportunity shall have the authority to adopt
rules to implement this Act.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/21/2007