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 Bill Status of HB3286  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  TREE CUTTING-PROTECTED LAND

House Sponsors
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy - Mark Batinick

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/28/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
740 ILCS 185/1from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 9401
740 ILCS 185/2from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 9402
740 ILCS 185/2.5 new
740 ILCS 185/2.6 new
740 ILCS 185/2.8 new
740 ILCS 185/3from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 9403
740 ILCS 185/3.5 new
740 ILCS 185/4from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 9404
740 ILCS 185/4.5 new
740 ILCS 185/4.7 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Wrongful Tree Cutting Act. Changes the definition of "stumpage". Defines "protected land" and "qualified professional forester or ecological restoration professional". Provides that any party found to have intentionally cut or knowingly caused to be cut any standing timber or tree, other than a tree or woody plant referenced in the Illinois Exotic Weed Act, on protected land, and the party did not have the legal right to so cut or cause to be cut, must pay the person or entity that owns or holds a conservation right to the land 3 times stumpage value plus remediation costs. Provides that nothing in the Act limits the rights of a party to pursue causes of action under other laws, including any available common law remedies for damages. Limits the relief available under the Act. Provides that the court shall allow a plaintiff who prevails to recover the cost of expenses incurred. Makes changes in provisions concerning appraisals and findings of value and expenses. Adds provisions concerning: remediation plans; court-ordered determinations of costs; assistance by the Department of Natural Resources; and use of awards under the Act. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  2/9/2017HouseFirst Reading
  2/9/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2017HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  3/7/2017HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary - Criminal Committee; 013-000-000
  3/8/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/21/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Batinick
  4/26/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/26/2017HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/28/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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