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Public Act 102-0119


Public Act 0119 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 102-0119
HB0247 EnrolledLRB102 04450 RJF 14468 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Department of Central Management Services
Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is amended by
adding Section 405-317 as follows:
    (20 ILCS 405/405-317 new)
    Sec. 405-317. Bird-safe State buildings.
    (a) Each State building constructed, acquired, or of which
more than 50% of the façade is substantially altered, in the
opinion of the Department's Bureau of Property Management,
shall meet, as determined by the Director, the following
        (1) at least 90% of the exposed façade material from
    ground level to 40 feet:
            (A) shall not be composed of glass; or
            (B) shall be composed of glass employing: (i)
        elements that preclude bird collisions without
        completely obscuring vision, such as secondary
        facades, netting, screens, shutters, and exterior
        shades; (ii) ultraviolet (UV) patterned glass that
        contains UV-reflective or contrasting patterns that
        are visible to birds; (iii) patterns on glass designed
        in accordance with a rule that restricts horizontal
        spaces to less than 2 inches high and vertical spaces
        to less than 4 inches wide; (iv) opaque, etched,
        stained, frosted, or translucent glass; or (v) any
        combination of the methods described in this
        subparagraph (B);
        (2) at least 60% of the exposed facade material above
    40 feet shall meet the standard described in paragraph
        (3) there shall not be any transparent passageways or
        (4) all glass adjacent to atria or courtyards
    containing water features, plants, and other materials
    attractive to birds shall meet the standard described in
    subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1); and
        (5) outside lighting shall be appropriately shielded
    and minimized subject to security and other mission
    related requirements.
    (b) The Director shall take such actions as may be
necessary to ensure that actual bird mortality is monitored at
each State building.
    (c) The Director, where practicable and consistent with
security and other mission related requirements, shall reduce
exterior building and site lighting for each State building.
This subsection (c) shall not apply to buildings in which the
Director does not have control of the exterior building and
site lighting. In implementing the requirements of this
subsection (c), the Director shall make use of automatic
control technologies, including timers, photo-sensors, and
infrared and motion detectors.
    (d) In implementing the requirements of this Section, the
Director may employ any available methods and strategies that
are in accordance with existing effective best practices to
reduce bird mortality.
    (e) The requirements of this Section shall not apply to
any acquisition or substantial alteration described in
subsection (a) if the Director, after consideration of
multiple options, determines that the use of the required
building materials and design features would result in a
significant additional cost for the project.
    (f) Any construction which may be required as a result of
the requirements of this Section shall be under the authority
of the Capital Development Board in consultation with the
    (g) The requirements of this Section shall only apply to
State buildings under the management or control of the
Department, but does not include buildings leased by the
    (h) The requirements of this Section shall not apply to
any project in the design or construction phase as of the
effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General
    (i) This Section shall not apply to the following
        (1) any building or site listed, or eligible for
    listing, on the National Register of Historic Places;
        (2) the Executive Mansion and its grounds;
        (3) the Illinois Supreme Court Building and its
        (4) the Old State Capitol Building in Springfield,
    Illinois, and its related buildings and grounds;
        (5) the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and
    Museum and its related buildings and grounds; and
        (6) the Illinois State Capitol Building and its
    related buildings and grounds.

Effective Date: 1/1/2022