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Public Act 097-0241





Public Act 097-0241
HB0166 EnrolledLRB097 02894 NHT 42918 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Higher
Education Green Jobs and Technology Act.
    Section 5. Definitions. In this Act:
    "Community college" means a public community college in
this State.
    "Green jobs" means jobs in which green technology is
employed and may include the occupation codes identified as
green jobs by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics and
any codes identified as green jobs by the Illinois Department
of Labor and the Department of Commerce and Economic
    "Green technology" means technology that (i) promotes
clean energy, renewable energy, or energy efficiency, (ii)
reduces greenhouse gases or carbon emissions, or (iii) involves
the invention, design, and application of chemical products and
processes to eliminate the use and generation of hazardous
    "State university" means a public university in this State.
    Section 10. Collaboration; promotion of industry.
    (a) Representatives from each State university and
community college, in conjunction with research centers
affiliated with these institutions that focus on clean or
sustainable energy and that are located within the same
geographic regions, may meet annually to develop collaborative
efforts with regard to the green technology industry.
    (b) The Board of Higher Education and the Illinois
Community College Board shall annually publicize on their
Internet websites information concerning efforts made by State
universities and community colleges to promote the green
technology industry, including the development of new academic
degree and certificate programs, courses of instruction, and
initiatives made by these State universities and community
colleges to align green jobs programs with employer needs.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 08/04/2011