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 Bill Status of HB5113  102nd General Assembly

Short Description:  GREEN BUILDINGS ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Mike Boland - Karen May - LaShawn K. Ford - Milton Patterson - Kathleen A. Ryg, Jack McGuire, Patricia R. Bellock, Michael Tryon, Paul D. Froehlich, Sandy Cole and Julie Hamos

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. John J. Cullerton - Jeffrey M. Schoenberg - Heather Steans)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Green Buildings Act. Requires all new state-funded building construction and major renovations of existing state-owned facilities to seek LEED certification. Requires all construction and major renovation projects, regardless of size, to achieve the highest level of certification practical within the project budget. Provides for exemptions and waivers by the Capital Development Board. Requires the Board to provide technical assistance. Authorizes rulemaking. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of House Bill 5113 as introduced with the following changes: Provides that LEED or equivalent standards and certifications must be met (now, only LEED). Provides that The Green Building Initiative’s Green Globes design program standards and certifications are equivalent. Requires that each building project subject to the Act implement at least one LEED criterion for alternative transportation for public transportation or bicycle access. Removes the authority for the adoption of implementing rules. Provides that neither the Governor nor any agency or agency head under the jurisdiction of the Governor has any rulemaking authority under the Act, but that the Governor may suggest rules by filing them with the General Assembly and requesting that the General Assembly authorize such rulemaking by law, enact the suggested rules into law, or take other appropriate action in the General Assembly's discretion. Effective immediately.

 Fiscal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Capital Development Board)
 LEED Silver certification increases costs over standard construction by an amount between 2%-6%. Gold and Platinum certifications increase costs over standard construction by an amount between 4%-8%. The amount of the increases is dependent on the use of the building, the location, and other such factors. If a capital program includes $200 million in new or major renovation that meets the criteria of the bill then costs can be expected to increase between $8 million and $16 million. CDB does however already include increased budgets for LEED based on the criteria in the bill.

DateChamber Action
  2/13/2008HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mike Boland
  2/14/2008HouseFirst Reading
  2/14/2008HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/25/2008HouseAssigned to State Government Administration Committee
  3/12/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by State Government Administration Committee
  3/12/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in State Government Administration Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/12/2008HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate State Government Administration Committee; 013-000-000
  3/13/2008HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/25/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  4/1/2008HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/1/2008HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/2/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen May
  4/2/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. LaShawn K. Ford
  4/2/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Milton Patterson
  4/2/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen A. Ryg
  4/2/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack McGuire
  4/2/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  4/2/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Tryon
  4/2/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul D. Froehlich
  4/2/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandy Cole
  4/2/2008HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 103-006-001
  4/2/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Julie Hamos
  4/3/2008SenateArrive in Senate
  4/3/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/3/2008SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. John J. Cullerton
  4/3/2008SenateFirst Reading
  4/3/2008SenateReferred to Rules
  4/29/2008SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jeffrey M. Schoenberg
  5/1/2008SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather Steans
  5/15/2008SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 22, 2008; Substantive House Bills Out of Committee
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

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