Environmental Health Committee

Filed: 3/12/2009





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2429 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The Mercury-added Product Prohibition Act is
5 amended by adding Section 40 as follows:
6     (410 ILCS 46/40 new)
7     Sec. 40. Mercury-containing compact fluorescent lighting;
8 Internet Web site and outreach; procurement.
9     (a) By October 1, 2009, the Agency shall create a Web site
10 that provides information on the mercury content of compact
11 fluorescent lamps used in residential applications, what to do
12 when a fluorescent lamp breaks, and options for consumers to
13 safely manage and recycle spent mercury-containing compact
14 fluorescent lamps generated in the State. The Agency shall also
15 collaborate with lamp manufacturers, retailers, utilities,
16 local governments, environmental organizations, and solid



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1 waste haulers on outreach efforts to inform consumers about the
2 safe and proper management of spent mercury-containing
3 fluorescent lamps. In developing an outreach strategy, the
4 Agency shall consider a variety of media and methods for
5 disseminating information, including, but not limited to,
6 point of sale information, newspaper and magazine
7 advertisements, Web sites, package markings, bill inserts,
8 public service announcements, and stickers for dumpsters and
9 trash bins.
10     (b) By March 1, 2010, the Department of Central Management
11 Services, in collaboration with the Department of Commerce and
12 Economic Opportunity and the Agency, shall review and revise
13 procurement specifications for lamps and ballasts purchased by
14 State agencies. The specifications shall be revised to optimize
15 energy efficiency, toxics reduction, lighting quality, and
16 lamp life, taking into account performance, availability and
17 cost considerations. After July 1, 2010, the Department of
18 Central Management Services shall ensure that the
19 environmental and performance specifications developed under
20 this subsection are incorporated into bid solicitations
21 issued, and contracts entered into, for lamps and ballasts
22 purchased by State agencies.
23     (c) For the purposes of this subsection,
24         (1) "Lamp" means the bulb or tube portion of an
25     electrical lighting device, including, but not limited to,
26     a compact fluorescent lamp; a linear, circular or u-bent



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1     tube; a high intensity discharge lamp; or an exit sign lamp
2     or fixture.
3         (2) "Ballast" means a device used to provide and
4     control the voltage in a linear fluorescent lamp.
5     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
6 becoming law.".