(70 ILCS 3615/2.10a)
    Sec. 2.10a. Zero-emission buses.
    (a) As used in this Section:
    "Zero-emission bus" means a bus that is:
        (1) designed to carry more than 10 passengers and is
used to carry passengers for compensation.
        (2) a zero-emission vehicle; and
        (3) not a taxi.
    "Zero-emission vehicle" means a fuel cell or electric vehicle that:
        (1) is a motor vehicle;
        (2) is made by a commercial manufacturer;
        (3) is manufactured primarily for use on public
streets, roads, and highways;
        (4) has a maximum speed capability of at least 55
miles per hour;
        (5) is powered entirely by electricity or powered by
combining hydrogen and oxygen, which runs the motor;
        (6) has an operating range of at least 100 miles; and
        (7) produces only water vapor and heat as byproducts.
    (b) On or after July 1, 2026, a Service Board may not enter into a new contract to purchase a bus that is not a zero-emission bus for the purpose of the Service Board's transit bus fleet.
    (c) For the purposes of determining compliance with this Section, a Service Board shall not be deemed to be in violation of this Section when failure to comply is due to:
        (1) the unavailability of zero-emission buses from a
manufacturer or funding to purchase zero-emission buses;
        (2) the lack of necessary charging, fueling, or
storage facilities or funding to procure charging, fueling, or storage facilities; or
        (3) the inability of a third party to enter into a
contractual or commercial relationship with a Service Board that is necessary to carry out the purposes of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 103-281, eff. 1-1-24.)