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Full Text of HB4790  100th General Assembly


Rep. Carol Sente

Filed: 4/26/2018





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 4790 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Illinois Procurement Code is amended by
5adding Section 45-22 as follows:
6    (30 ILCS 500/45-22 new)
7    Sec. 45-22. Compost-amended soil.
8    (a) As used in this Section:
9        "Compost-amended soil" means soil that has been mixed
10    with source separated landscape waste or a mixture of both
11    source separated landscape waste and source separated food
12    scraps to meet an organic matter content of not less than
13    25%, where the compost component meets the certification
14    requirements of the U.S. Composting Council's Seal of
15    Testing Assurance (STA) program or any other equivalent,
16    nationally recognized program.



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1        "State agency" means: all officers, boards,
2    commissions and agencies created by the Constitution in the
3    executive branch; all officers, departments, boards,
4    commissions, agencies, institutions, authorities, bodies
5    politic and corporate of the State; and administrative
6    units or corporate outgrowths of the State government which
7    are created by or pursuant to statute, other than
8    universities, units of local government and their
9    officers, school districts, and boards of election
10    commissioners; and all administrative units and corporate
11    outgrowths of the above and as may be created by executive
12    order of the Governor.
13    (b) Notwithstanding any provision of this Code or any other
14law to the contrary, any State agency that undertakes a
15landscaping project requiring the use of new or offsite soil
16for landscape-related use and that is located within 10 miles
17of any Illinois Environmental Protection Agency-permitted
18compost facility shall request a base bid with an alternative
19for compost-amended soil as a part of that project. The State
20agency shall consider whether compost-amended soil should be
21used for that project based upon the costs. The State agency
22shall incorporate compost-amended soil into a landscaping
23project if the cost of using compost-amended soil is equal to
24or less than the cost of using other new offsite soil.
25    The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency shall
26maintain a list of the locations of all permitted compost



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1facilities in the State and post the list on its website.
2    (c) Prior to December 31, 2019, the Department of
3Transportation shall conduct 2 pilot demonstration projects
4using compost-amended soil. The Department shall determine the
5costs and advantages and disadvantages of using
6compost-amended soil. Within one year of substantial
7completion of both projects, the Department shall report to the
8General Assembly stating the immediate costs of the projects,
9long-term operational cost savings, and advantages and
10disadvantages of using compost-amended soil. The report to the
11General Assembly shall be filed with the Clerk of the House of
12Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate in electronic
13form only, in the manner that the Clerk and the Secretary shall
15    (d) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2022.".