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 Bill Status of SB1489  96th General Assembly


Short Description:  GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE ACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Iris Y. Martinez - Susan Garrett - Jacqueline Y. Collins, Ira I. Silverstein, Pamela J. Althoff and Martin A. Sandoval

House Sponsors
(Rep. Elaine Nekritz - Jehan A. Gordon - Deborah Mell, Sara Feigenholtz, Elizabeth Coulson, Sandra M. Pihos, Rosemary Mulligan, Naomi D. Jakobsson and Mike Fortner)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/30/2009SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-0026

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Green Infrastructure for Clean Water Act. Requires the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to adopt comprehensive storm water management rules that meet certain requirements by July 1, 2012. Requires the Agency, beginning in 2010, to implement a storm water permit fee program adequate to support the adoption and implementation of State storm water regulations as required by the Act. Requires the Agency to establish a Statewide standard for storm water management programs in order to transition toward the use of green infrastructure as the predominant storm water management strategy. Requires the Agency to review its rules on the distribution of money from the Water Revolving Fund and to endeavor to establish new criteria which prioritize the use of green infrastructure in all projects involving storm water management and water efficiency.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes everything after the short title provision.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Green Infrastructure for Clean Water Act. Makes legislative findings concerning the utility of green infrastructure. Requires the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, in consultation with other agencies and entities, to submit a report to the General Assembly and Governor that reviews the latest available scientific research and institutional knowledge relating to storm water management. Requires the report to address certain issues. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Further amends the Green Infrastructure for Clean Water Act. Provides that landscape architects will also benefit from investments in green infrastructure. Adds the Capital Development Board to the list of agencies with which the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency must cooperate. Makes a technical change.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/18/2009SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  2/18/2009SenateFirst Reading
  2/18/2009SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/18/2009SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  2/25/2009SenateAssigned to Environment
  2/25/2009SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Susan Garrett
  2/27/2009SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  3/4/2009SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  3/10/2009SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  3/10/2009SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/10/2009SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Environment
  3/11/2009SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/12/2009SenateDo Pass as Amended Environment; 008-000-000
  3/12/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 17, 2009
  3/25/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  3/25/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  3/30/2009SenateSecond Reading
  3/30/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 31, 2009
  3/30/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Environment
  3/31/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Environment; 008-000-000
  4/2/2009SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  4/2/2009SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/2/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Martinez
  4/2/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  4/2/2009SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  4/3/2009HouseArrived in House
  4/3/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/3/2009HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  4/3/2009HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan A. Gordon
  4/6/2009HouseFirst Reading
  4/6/2009HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/20/2009HouseAssigned to Environment & Energy Committee
  4/23/2009HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah Mell
  4/29/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  4/29/2009HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Environment & Energy Committee
  4/29/2009HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Environment & Energy Committee; by Voice Vote
  4/29/2009HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Environment & Energy Committee; 017-000-000
  4/29/2009HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/30/2009HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/30/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/14/2009HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 114-000-000
  5/14/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  5/14/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  5/14/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Rosemary Mulligan
  5/14/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  5/14/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Fortner
  5/15/2009SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1
  5/15/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1 - May 17, 2009
  5/19/2009SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  5/19/2009SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/22/2009SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Environment
  5/26/2009SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Environment; 006-000-000
  5/27/2009SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 057-000-000
  5/27/2009SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/25/2009SenateSent to the Governor
  6/30/2009SenateGovernor Approved
  6/30/2009SenateEffective Date June 30, 2009
  6/30/2009SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-0026

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