Full Text of HB2902 97th General Assembly
HB2902 97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
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.
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Electric Vehicle Coordinator.
shall appoint a person within the Office of the Governor to
serve as the Electric Vehicle Coordinator for the State of
Illinois. This person may be an existing employee with other
duties. The Coordinator shall act as a point person for
electric vehicle related policies and activities in Illinois.
Electric vehicle advisory council.
(a) There is created the Illinois Electric Vehicle Advisory
Council. The Council shall 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.
(b) The Council shall include all of the following members:
(1) The Electric Vehicle Coordinator to serve as
(2) Four members of the General Assembly, one appointed
by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, one
appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of
Representatives, one appointed by the President of the
Senate, and one appointed by the Minority Leader of the
(3) The Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
or his or her designee.
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(4) The Director of the Environmental Protection
Agency or his or her designee.
(5) Nine at-large members appointed by the Governor as
(A) two representatives of statewide environmental
(B) two representatives of national or regional
(C) one representative of a nonprofit car-sharing
(D) two representatives of automobile
(E) one representative of the City of Chicago;
(F) one representative of an electric utility.
This Act takes effect upon