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Full Text of HB1355  95th General Assembly



State of Illinois
2007 and 2008


Introduced 2/20/2007, by Rep. Rich Brauer


20 ILCS 3105/17 new

    Amends the Capital Development Board Act. When locating its facilities, requires that the State give preference to historic properties located in historic or central business districts. Exempts certain facilities. Prohibits the Capital Development Board from assisting projects that are not in compliance with the preference. Effective immediately.

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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     The Capital Development Board shall not provide assistance
15 on any capital project that does not comply with the
16 preferences established by this Section or that is exempted
17 from this Section. The Capital Development Board shall develop
18 rules in consultation with the Illinois Historic Preservation
19 Agency to implement this Section.
20     State agencies with responsibilities for leasing,
21 acquiring, or maintaining State facilities shall take all
22 reasonable steps to minimize any regulations, policies, and
23 procedures that impede the goals of this Section.



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1     When making a determination that a project is operationally
2 appropriate and economically feasible, the following shall be
3 taken into consideration:
4         (1) Need for geographic diversity to service a
5     clientele population.
6         (2) Promoting regional and local economic development.
7         (3) Availability of space in historic buildings,
8     districts, and central business districts.
9         (4) Cost of available space.
10         (5) Proximity of public transportation and affordable
11     housing.
12         (6) Public safety.
13     (b) The following State facilities are exempted from the
14 requirements of this Section:
15         (1) Correctional facilities.
16         (2) Facilities owned or used by any public university
17     or college.
18         (3) State parks, nature areas, and similar facilities.
19         (4) State highways and roads and supporting
20     facilities.
21     This Section shall not apply to any facilities occupied by
22 the State of Illinois prior to the effective date of this
23 amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly or to any project
24 for which a lease or construction contract is in effect as of
25 the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General
26 Assembly.



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1     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
2 becoming law.