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Full Text of HB4790  100th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
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.
17        "State agency" means: all officers, boards,
18    commissions and agencies created by the Constitution in the
19    executive branch; all officers, departments, boards,
20    commissions, agencies, institutions, authorities, bodies
21    politic and corporate of the State; and administrative
22    units or corporate outgrowths of the State government which
23    are created by or pursuant to statute, other than



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1    universities, units of local government and their
2    officers, school districts, and boards of election
3    commissioners; and all administrative units and corporate
4    outgrowths of the above and as may be created by executive
5    order of the Governor.
6    (b) Notwithstanding any provision of this Code or any other
7law to the contrary, any State agency that undertakes a
8landscaping project requiring the use of new or offsite soil
9for landscape-related use and that is located within 10 miles
10of any Illinois Environmental Protection Agency-permitted
11compost facility shall request a base bid with an alternative
12for compost-amended soil as a part of that project. The State
13agency shall consider whether compost-amended soil should be
14used for that project based upon the costs. The State agency
15shall incorporate compost-amended soil into a landscaping
16project if the cost of using compost-amended soil is equal to
17or less than the cost of using other new offsite soil.
18    The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency shall
19maintain a list of the locations of all permitted compost
20facilities in the State and post the list on its website.
21    (c) Prior to December 31, 2019, the Department of
22Transportation shall conduct 2 pilot demonstration projects
23using compost-amended soil. The Department shall determine the
24costs and advantages and disadvantages of using
25compost-amended soil. Within one year of substantial
26completion of both projects, the Department shall report to the



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1General Assembly stating the immediate costs of the projects,
2long-term operational cost savings, and advantages and
3disadvantages of using compost-amended soil. The report to the
4General Assembly shall be filed with the Clerk of the House of
5Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate in electronic
6form only, in the manner that the Clerk and the Secretary shall
8    (d) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2022.