Public Act 90-0146
HB0316 Enrolled LRB9001443DNsb
AN ACT concerning the use of soybean ink.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 1. Short title. This Act may be known as the
Soybean Ink Act.
Section 5. Definition. As used in this Act, "printing"
means and includes all processes and operations involved in
printing and any type of photographic reproduction or other
duplicating process, including but not limited to
letterpress, offset, and gravure processes, the multilith
method, any type of photographic or other duplicating
process, and the operations of composition, platemaking,
presswork, and binding. "Printing" also means the end
products of those processes, methods, and operations.
"Printing" does not include photocopiers used in the course
of normal business activities, photographic equipment used
for geographic mapping, or preprinted matter or printed
matter that is commonly available to the general public from
Section 10. Use of soybean ink. Contractors shall use
soybean oil-based ink when providing printing services to
units of local government and school districts unless the
unit of local government or school district determines that
another type of ink is required to assure high quality and
reasonable pricing of the printed product.