State of Illinois
2023 and 2024


Introduced 2/9/2023, by Sen. Mike Simmons


70 ILCS 3615/2.10a new
30 ILCS 805/8.47 new

    Amends the Regional Transportation Authority Act. Provides that, after the effective date of the amendatory Act, a Service Board may not enter into a contract or contract amendment to purchase a bus that is not a zero-emission bus for the purpose of the Service Board's transit bus fleet. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.

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1    AN ACT concerning local government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Regional Transportation Authority Act is
5amended by adding Section 2.10a as follows:
6    (70 ILCS 3615/2.10a new)
7    Sec. 2.10a. Zero-emission buses.
8    (a) As used in this Section:
9    "Zero-emission bus" means a bus that is:
10        (1) designed to carry more than 10 passengers and is
11    used to carry passengers for compensation.
12        (2) a zero-emission vehicle; and
13        (3) not a taxi.
14    "Zero-emission vehicle" means a fuel cell or electric
15vehicle that:
16        (1) is a motor vehicle;
17        (2) is made by a commercial manufacturer;
18        (3) is manufactured primarily for use on public
19    streets, roads, and highways;
20        (4) has a maximum speed capability of at least 55
21    miles per hour;
22        (5) is powered entirely by electricity or powered by
23    combining hydrogen and oxygen, which runs the motor;



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1        (6) has an operating range of at least 100 miles; and
2        (7) produces only water vapor and heat as byproducts.
3    (b) A Service Board may not enter into a contract or
4contract amendment after the effective date of this amendatory
5Act of the 103rd General Assembly to purchase a bus that is not
6a zero-emission bus for the purpose of the Service Board's
7transit bus fleet.
8    Section 90. The State Mandates Act is amended by adding
9Section 8.47 as follows:
10    (30 ILCS 805/8.47 new)
11    Sec. 8.47. Exempt mandate. Notwithstanding Sections 6 and
128 of this Act, no reimbursement by the State is required for
13the implementation of any mandate created by this amendatory
14Act of the 103rd General Assembly.
15    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
16becoming law.