97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2011 and 2012
Introduced 2/23/2011, by Rep. Ann Williams - Karen May
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the Electric Vehicle Adoption Act. Authorizes the Governor to
appoint an Electric Vehicle Coordinator for the State of Illinois who will
act as the point person for electric vehicle related policies and
activities in the State. Creates the Illinois Electric Vehicle Advisory
Council to investigate and recommend strategies that the Governor and the
General Assembly may implement to promote the use of electric vehicles,
including, but not limited to, potential infrastructure improvements,
State and local regulatory streamlining, and changes to electric utility
rates and tariffs. Specifies the composition of the Council. Defines
"Coordinator", "Council", and "electric vehicle". Effective immediately.
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AN ACT concerning electric vehicles.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Electric Vehicle Adoption Act.
The General Assembly finds that the
adoption and use of electric vehicles would benefit the State
of Illinois by (i) improving the health and environmental
quality of the residents of Illinois through reduced pollution,
(ii) reducing the operating costs of vehicle transportation,
and (iii) shifting the demand for imported petroleum to locally
"Coordinator" means the Electric Vehicle Coordinator
created in Section 20.
"Council" means the Electric Vehicle Advisory Council
created in Section 25.
"Electric vehicle" means (i) a battery-powered electric
vehicle operated solely by electricity or (ii) a plug-in hybrid
electric vehicle that operates on electricity and gasoline and
has a battery that can be recharged from an external source.