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Public Act 100-0951


Public Act 0951 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 100-0951
HB4790 EnrolledLRB100 18836 LNS 34078 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 Illinois Procurement Code is amended by
adding Section 45-22 as follows:
    (30 ILCS 500/45-22 new)
    Sec. 45-22. Compost-amended soil.
    (a) As used in this Section:
        "Compost-amended soil" means soil that has been mixed
    with source separated landscape waste or a mixture of both
    source separated landscape waste and source separated food
    scraps to meet an organic matter content of not less than
    25%, where the compost component meets the certification
    requirements of the U.S. Composting Council's Seal of
    Testing Assurance (STA) program or any other equivalent,
    nationally recognized program.
        "State agency" means: all officers, boards,
    commissions and agencies created by the Constitution in the
    executive branch; all officers, departments, boards,
    commissions, agencies, institutions, authorities, bodies
    politic and corporate of the State; and administrative
    units or corporate outgrowths of the State government which
    are created by or pursuant to statute, other than
    universities, units of local government and their
    officers, school districts, and boards of election
    commissioners; and all administrative units and corporate
    outgrowths of the above and as may be created by executive
    order of the Governor.
    (b) Notwithstanding any provision of this Code or any other
law to the contrary, any State agency that undertakes a
landscaping project requiring the use of new or offsite soil
for landscape-related use and that is located within 10 miles
of any Illinois Environmental Protection Agency-permitted
compost facility shall request a base bid with an alternative
for compost-amended soil as a part of that project. The State
agency shall consider whether compost-amended soil should be
used for that project based upon the costs. The State agency
shall incorporate compost-amended soil into a landscaping
project if the cost of using compost-amended soil is equal to
or less than the cost of using other new offsite soil.
    The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency shall
maintain a list of the locations of all permitted compost
facilities in the State and post the list on its website.
    (c) Prior to December 31, 2019, the Department of
Transportation shall conduct 2 pilot demonstration projects
using compost-amended soil. The Department shall determine the
costs and advantages and disadvantages of using
compost-amended soil. Within one year of substantial
completion of both projects, the Department shall report to the
General Assembly stating the immediate costs of the projects,
long-term operational cost savings, and advantages and
disadvantages of using compost-amended soil. The report to the
General Assembly shall be filed with the Clerk of the House of
Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate in electronic
form only, in the manner that the Clerk and the Secretary shall
    (d) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2022.

Effective Date: 1/1/2019