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91_SB0967enr SB967 Enrolled LRB9104847JSpcA 1 AN ACT concerning products with recycled contents. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the 5 Recycled Content Products Study Act. 6 Section 5. Recycled Content Products Task Force. 7 (a) There is established the Recycled Content Products 8 Task Force. The Task Force shall consist of the following 9 members: 10 (1) the Director of Commerce and Community Affairs 11 or his or her designee; 12 (2) four members of the public appointed one each 13 by the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House 14 of Representatives, the Minority Leader of the Senate, 15 and the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives; 16 and 17 (3) ten members appointed by the Governor as 18 follows: 19 (A) one member from a local solid waste 20 agency; 21 (B) one member representing a manufacturer 22 using recycled content in products; 23 (C) one member representing a nonprofit 24 recycling center; 25 (D) one member who is an executive of a solid 26 waste company; 27 (E) one member representing a recycling 28 processing company; 29 (F) one member representing a research 30 institution or an institution of higher education; 31 (G) one member representing consumer advocacy SB967 Enrolled -2- LRB9104847JSpcA 1 groups; 2 (H) two members representing environmental 3 advocacy groups; and 4 (I) one member representing municipalities. 5 Appointments shall be made by October 1, 1999. 6 (b) The Director of Commerce and Community Affairs or 7 the Director's designee shall serve as chairman of the Task 8 Force. Members of the Task Force shall serve without 9 compensation, but may be reimbursed for their reasonable and 10 necessary expenses incurred in performing their duties. The 11 Department of Commerce and Community Affairs shall provide 12 staff and equipment necessary for the Task Force to complete 13 its duties. 14 Section 10. Task Force study. 15 (a) The Task Force shall study and assess the existing 16 market development for recycled content products in the 17 private and public economy. The Task Force shall compare 18 this market in Illinois with the markets in other Midwestern 19 states. 20 (b) The Task Force shall evaluate the desirability of 21 implementing market development approaches in use in other 22 Midwestern states, including, but not limited to, the 23 desirability of: 24 (1) creating a State Marketing Board to act in the 25 role of supporting market efforts for use of recyclables 26 in existing or new products and advising State and local 27 officials in recyclable marketing efforts; 28 (2) creating technical assistance programs, 29 utilizing universities and other research organizations, 30 designed to assist local governments and businesses with 31 incorporation of recyclables into product development; 32 (3) incentives through loans or grants to encourage 33 the use of recyclables in existing or new products; SB967 Enrolled -3- LRB9104847JSpcA 1 (4) tax credits under circumstances when resource 2 commitment and product development goals have been met 3 through the use of recyclables; and 4 (5) establishment of a local zone program having as 5 its purpose the promotion of recycling manufacturing 6 businesses in cooperation with local governments. 7 "Local zone program" means a program designed to 8 compliment State market development and business assistance 9 efforts by offering additional services and incentives such 10 as fast track permitting, location incentives, and job 11 training assistance. 12 (c) The Task Force shall study methods for recycled 13 product promotion that create demand for the purchase of 14 recycled content products by: 15 (1) development of an ongoing, year-round 16 educational effort designed to promote understanding of 17 the economic desirability of the purchase and use of 18 recycled content products by government, business, and 19 individuals; 20 (2) promotion of the purchase and use of recycled 21 content products by State and local governments, 22 agencies, and authorities through procurement and 23 implementation policies and practices that require 24 outcome reports; and 25 (3) State participation in interstate joint 26 purchasing programs in a manner that enables units of 27 local government to participate in those programs. 28 Section 15. Report. The Task Force shall report its 29 findings and recommendations to the Governor and General 30 Assembly no later than July 1, 2000. 31 Section 90. Repealer. This Act is repealed January 1, 32 2001. SB967 Enrolled -4- LRB9104847JSpcA 1 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 2 becoming law.
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