Public Act 095-0101
HB1355 Enrolled LRB095 08255 JAM 28427 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Capital Development Board Act is amended by
adding Section 17 as follows:
    (20 ILCS 3105/17 new)
    Sec. 17. Historic area preference.
    (a) The State of Illinois shall give preference to locating
its facilities, whenever operationally appropriate and
economically feasible, in historic properties and buildings
located within government recognized historic districts or
central business districts designated as such by a local or
regional planning agency.
    When making a determination that a project is operationally
appropriate and economically feasible, the following shall
also be taken into consideration:
        (1) Need for geographic diversity to service a
    clientele population.
        (2) Promoting regional and local economic development.
        (3) Availability of space in historic buildings,
    districts, and central business districts.
        (4) Cost of available space.
        (5) Proximity of public transportation and affordable
        (6) Public safety.
    (b) The following State facilities are exempted from the
requirements of this Section:
        (1) Correctional facilities.
        (2) Facilities owned or used by any public university
    or college.
        (3) State parks, nature areas, and similar facilities.
        (4) State highways and roads and supporting
        (5) New buildings that support the function or
    operation of an existing facility or campus.
    This Section shall not apply to any facilities occupied by
the State of Illinois prior to the effective date of this
amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly or to any project
for which a lease or construction contract is in effect as of
the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General
    Section 10. The Illinois Procurement Code is amended by
adding Section 45-75 as follows:
    (30 ILCS 500/45-75 new)
    Sec. 45-75. Historic area preference. State agencies with
responsibilities for leasing, acquiring, or maintaining State
facilities shall take all reasonable steps to minimize any
regulations, policies, and procedures that impede the goals of
Section 17 of the Capital Development Board Act.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/13/2007