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Public Act 097-0089





Public Act 097-0089
HB2902 EnrolledLRB097 10775 JDS 51199 b

    AN ACT concerning electric vehicles.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
Electric Vehicle Act.
    Section 5. Findings. 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
produced electricity.
    Section 10. Definitions.
    "Coordinator" means the Electric Vehicle Coordinator
created in Section 15.
    "Council" means the Electric Vehicle Advisory Council
created in Section 20.
    "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.
    Section 15. Electric Vehicle Coordinator. The Governor
shall appoint a person within the Department of Commerce and
Economic Opportunity 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.
    Section 20. 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.
        (4) The Director of the Environmental Protection
    Agency or his or her designee.
        (5) The Executive Director of the Illinois Commerce
    Commission or his or her designee.
        (6) The Secretary of the Illinois Department of
    Transportation or his or her designee.
        (7) Ten at-large members appointed by the Governor as
            (A) two representatives of statewide environmental
            (B) two representatives of national or regional
        environmental organizations;
            (C) one representative of a nonprofit car-sharing
            (D) two representatives of automobile
            (E) one representative of the City of Chicago; and
            (F) two representatives of electric utilities.
    (c) The Council shall report its findings to the Governor
and General Assembly by December 31, 2011.
    (d) The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
shall provide administrative and other support to the Council.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 07/11/2011