Public Act 096-0393
HB2429 Enrolled LRB096 09978 JDS 20142 b

    AN ACT concerning health.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Mercury-added Product Prohibition Act is
amended by adding Section 40 as follows:
    (410 ILCS 46/40 new)
    Sec. 40. Mercury-containing compact fluorescent lighting;
Internet Web site and outreach; procurement.
    (a) By October 1, 2009, the Agency shall create a Web site
that provides information on the mercury content of compact
fluorescent lamps used in residential applications, what to do
when a fluorescent lamp breaks, and options for consumers to
safely manage and recycle spent mercury-containing compact
fluorescent lamps generated in the State. The Agency shall also
collaborate with lamp manufacturers, retailers, utilities,
local governments, environmental organizations, and solid
waste haulers on outreach efforts to inform consumers about the
safe and proper management of spent mercury-containing
fluorescent lamps. In developing an outreach strategy, the
Agency shall consider a variety of media and methods for
disseminating information, including, but not limited to,
point of sale information, newspaper and magazine
advertisements, Web sites, package markings, bill inserts,
public service announcements, and stickers for dumpsters and
trash bins.
    (b) By March 1, 2010, the Department of Central Management
Services, in collaboration with the Department of Commerce and
Economic Opportunity and the Agency, shall review and revise
procurement specifications for lamps and ballasts purchased by
State agencies. The specifications shall be revised to optimize
energy efficiency, toxics reduction, lighting quality, and
lamp life, taking into account performance, availability and
cost considerations. After July 1, 2010, the Department of
Central Management Services shall ensure that the
environmental and performance specifications developed under
this subsection are incorporated into bid solicitations
issued, and contracts entered into, for lamps and ballasts
purchased by State agencies.
    (c) For the purposes of this subsection,
        (1) "Lamp" means the bulb or tube portion of an
    electrical lighting device, including, but not limited to,
    a compact fluorescent lamp; a linear, circular or u-bent
    tube; a high intensity discharge lamp; or an exit sign lamp
    or fixture.
        (2) "Ballast" means a device used to provide and
    control the voltage in a linear fluorescent lamp.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.