Rep. Ann Williams

Filed: 3/2/2011





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2902 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
5Electric Vehicle Act.
6    Section 5. Findings. The General Assembly finds that the
7adoption and use of electric vehicles would benefit the State
8of Illinois by (i) improving the health and environmental
9quality of the residents of Illinois through reduced pollution,
10(ii) reducing the operating costs of vehicle transportation,
11and (iii) shifting the demand for imported petroleum to locally
12produced electricity.
13    Section 10. Definitions.
14    "Coordinator" means the Electric Vehicle Coordinator
15created in Section 15.



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1    "Council" means the Electric Vehicle Advisory Council
2created in Section 20.
3    "Electric vehicle" means (i) a battery-powered electric
4vehicle operated solely by electricity or (ii) a plug-in hybrid
5electric vehicle that operates on electricity and gasoline and
6has a battery that can be recharged from an external source.
7    Section 15. Electric Vehicle Coordinator. The Governor
8shall appoint a person within the Department of Commerce and
9Economic Opportunity to serve as the Electric Vehicle
10Coordinator for the State of Illinois. This person may be an
11existing employee with other duties. The Coordinator shall act
12as a point person for electric vehicle related policies and
13activities in Illinois.
14    Section 20. Electric vehicle advisory council.
15    (a) There is created the Illinois Electric Vehicle Advisory
16Council. The Council shall investigate and recommend
17strategies that the Governor and the General Assembly may
18implement to promote the use of electric vehicles, including,
19but not limited to, potential infrastructure improvements,
20State and local regulatory streamlining, and changes to
21electric utility rates and tariffs.
22    (b) The Council shall include all of the following members:
23        (1) The Electric Vehicle Coordinator to serve as
24    chairperson.



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1        (2) Four members of the General Assembly, one appointed
2    by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, one
3    appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of
4    Representatives, one appointed by the President of the
5    Senate, and one appointed by the Minority Leader of the
6    Senate.
7        (3) The Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
8    or his or her designee.
9        (4) The Director of the Environmental Protection
10    Agency or his or her designee.
11        (5) The Executive Director of the Illinois Commerce
12    Commission or his or her designee.
13        (6) Nine at-large members appointed by the Governor as
14    follows:
15            (A) two representatives of statewide environmental
16        organizations;
17            (B) two representatives of national or regional
18        environmental organizations;
19            (C) one representative of a nonprofit car-sharing
20        organization;
21            (D) two representatives of automobile
22        manufacturers;
23            (E) one representative of the City of Chicago; and
24            (F) one representative of an electric utility.
25    (c) The Council shall report its findings to the Governor
26and General Assembly by December 31, 2011.



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1    (d) The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
2shall provide administrative and other support to the Council.
3    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
4becoming law.".