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Public Act 096-0075




Public Act 096-0075
HB2437 Enrolled LRB096 09706 JDS 19869 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 Department of Central Management Services
Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is amended by
adding Section 405-216 as follows:
    (20 ILCS 405/405-216 new)
    Sec. 405-216. Green cleaning policy. To require every
State-owned building to establish a green cleaning policy
whereby the building purchases and uses only
environmentally-sensitive cleaning products, in compliance
with the guidelines and specifications established by the
Illinois Green Government Coordinating Council pursuant to
Section 15 of the Green Cleaning Schools Act. The Department
shall allow a State-owned building to deplete its existing
cleaning and maintenance supply stocks and implement the new
requirements in the procurement cycle for the following year
and shall exempt a State-owned building from the green cleaning
policy requirement if adhering to the requirement would not be
economically feasible for the building.
    For the purposes of this Section, adopting a green cleaning
policy is not economically feasible if such adoption would
result in an increase in the cleaning costs of the building.
    Section 10. The Green Cleaning Schools Act is amended by
changing Sections 5 and 15 as follows:
    (105 ILCS 140/5)
    Sec. 5. Legislative findings. Both children and adults
Children are vulnerable to and may be severely affected by
exposure to chemicals, hazardous waste, and other
environmental hazards. The Federal Environmental Protection
Agency estimates that human exposure to indoor air pollutants
can be 2 to 5 times and up to 100 times higher than outdoor
levels. Children, workers, teachers, janitors, and other staff
members spend a significant amount of time inside school and
other institutional buildings and are continuously exposed to
chemicals from cleaners, waxes, deodorizers, and other
maintenance products.
(Source: P.A. 95-84, eff. 8-13-07.)
    (105 ILCS 140/15)
    Sec. 15. Green cleaning supply guidelines and
specifications. The Illinois Green Government Coordinating
Council (IGGCC) shall, in consultation with the Department of
Public Health, the State Board of Education, regional offices
of education, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency,
and a panel of interested stakeholders, including cleaning
product industry representatives, non-governmental
organizations, and others, establish and amend on an annual
basis guidelines and specifications for
environmentally-sensitive cleaning and maintenance products
for use in school facilities as well as State-owned buildings
under Section 405-216 of the Department of Central Management
Services Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. The
IGGCC shall provide multiple avenues by which cleaning products
may be determined to be environmentally-sensitive under the
guidelines. Guidelines and specifications must be established
after a review and evaluation of existing research and must be
completed no later than 180 days after the effective date of
this Act. Guidelines and specifications may include
implementation practices, including inspection. The completed
guidelines and specifications must be posted on the IGGCC's
Internet website.
(Source: P.A. 95-84, eff. 8-13-07.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/24/2009