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 Bill Status of HB0112  94th General Assembly


Short Description:  BIODIESEL FUEL-USE & TAXES

House Sponsors
Rep. Sara Feigenholtz - Patrick J Verschoore - Julie Hamos - Dave Winters - Elaine Nekritz, Michael K. Smith, Karen May, Donald L. Moffitt, Robert F. Flider, Lisa M. Dugan, Careen M Gordon, Kenneth Dunkin, Daniel V. Beiser, John E. Bradley and Naomi D. Jakobsson

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. John J. Cullerton  and Kirk W. Dillard)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/28/2005HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 94-0346

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
30 ILCS 105/5.640 new
35 ILCS 505/2from Ch. 120, par. 418
35 ILCS 505/8from Ch. 120, par. 424
35 ILCS 505/8b new
625 ILCS 5/12-705.1 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code and the State Finance Act. Provides that, beginning January 1, 2006, all diesel powered vehicles owned or operated by the State, any county or unit of local government, any school board, or any State College or University must use a blend containing at least 50% biodiesel fuel. Provides that the Department of Transportation shall reimburse those entities one cent for each gallon consumed, to be paid from the Energy Independence Fund, a special fund created in the State treasury. Amends the Motor Fuel Tax Law. Beginning January 1, 2006, increases from 19 cents to 19.1 cents the tax imposed per gallon of motor fuel. Provides that, of the 19.1 cents per gallon tax, the equivalent of one-tenth of one cent per gallon shall be deposited into the Energy Independence Fund. Provides that, subject to appropriation, the Department of Transportation shall use all moneys in that fund for the required reimbursement. Provides that the Secretary of Transportation shall adopt rules for implementing the Vehicle Code provision. Effective immediately.

 State Mandates Fiscal Note (Illinois Community College Board)
 In the opinion of the Illinois Community College Board, HB 112 may create a state mandate to the community colleges of Illinois. Although the number of diesel-fueled vehicles owned and driven by Illinois community colleges is not known, many of the community colleges own vehicles used for physical campus maintenance and also for truck-driver training that may be fueled by diesel. The extra cost and availability to the community colleges of the biodiesel fuel is not known, nor is the estimated proposed reimbursement from the Energy Independence Fund.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
30 ILCS 105/5.640 new
35 ILCS 505/2
35 ILCS 505/8
35 ILCS 505/8b new

Deletes everything. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that, beginning January 1, 2006, all diesel powered vehicles owned or operated by the State, any county or unit of local government, or any State College or University, as well as all diesel powered Chicago Transit Authority, Pace, and METRA vehicles, must, when refueling at a bulk central fueling facility, use a blend containing at least 2% biodiesel fuel, where available. Provides that the Secretary of Transportation shall adopt rules for implementing the provision. Effective immediately.

 Fiscal Note (Secretary of State)
 HB 112 with House Amendment #1 will have minimal fiscal impact on the Secretary of State Office.

House Floor Amendment No. 3
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that, beginning January 1, 2006, all diesel powered vehicles owned or operated by the State, any county or unit of local government, any school district, any community college or public college or university, or any mass transit agency must, when refueling at a bulk central fueling facility, use a blend containing 2 percent biodiesel fuel, where available, unless the engine is designed or retrofitted to operate on a higher percentage of biodiesel. Provides that the provision does not prohibit any unit of government from using a biodiesel blend that contains a higher percentage of biodiesel. Provides that the Secretary of Transportation shall adopt rules for implementing the provision. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the engrossed bill, with a change. Delays the beginning date from January 1 to July 1, 2006. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the engrossed bill, with changes. Delays the beginning date from January 1 to July 1, 2006. Provides that the requirement does not apply to vehicles designed or retrofitted to operate on ultra low sulfur fuel. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/6/2005HousePrefiled with Clerk by Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  1/12/2005HouseFirst Reading
  1/12/2005HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/26/2005HouseAssigned to Environment & Energy Committee
  1/28/2005HouseState Mandates Fiscal Note Filed
  2/9/2005HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Environment & Energy Committee
  2/9/2005HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Environment & Energy Committee; by Voice Vote
  2/9/2005HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Environment & Energy Committee; 022-000-000
  2/10/2005HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/10/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick J Verschoore
  2/10/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Julie Hamos
  2/10/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Winters
  2/10/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  2/10/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael K. Smith
  2/10/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen May
  2/18/2005HouseFiscal Note Filed As Amended by HA 1
  3/1/2005HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  3/1/2005HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/15/2005HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  3/15/2005HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/16/2005HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-000-000
  3/16/2005HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/16/2005HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted by Voice Vote
  3/16/2005HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/17/2005HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 113-000-000
  3/17/2005HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40(a)
  3/17/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Donald L. Moffitt
  3/17/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert F. Flider
  3/17/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lisa M. Dugan
  3/17/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Careen M Gordon
  3/17/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kenneth Dunkin
  4/5/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel V. Beiser
  4/5/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John E. Bradley
  4/5/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  4/6/2005SenateArrive in Senate
  4/6/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 7, 2005
  4/6/2005SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. John J. Cullerton
  4/11/2005SenateFirst Reading
  4/11/2005SenateReferred to Rules
  4/13/2005SenateAssigned to State Government
  4/21/2005SenateDo Pass State Government; 006-000-000
  4/21/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 3, 2005
  4/26/2005SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. John J. Cullerton
  4/26/2005SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules
  5/2/2005SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. John J. Cullerton
  5/2/2005SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules
  5/4/2005SenateSecond Reading
  5/4/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 5, 2005
  5/16/2005SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to State Government
  5/16/2005SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to State Government
  5/18/2005SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt State Government; 007-000-000
  5/18/2005SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt State Government; 007-000-000
  5/19/2005SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Kirk W. Dillard
  5/19/2005SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/19/2005SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Cullerton
  5/19/2005SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Cullerton
  5/19/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/19/2005SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-001-000
  5/20/2005HouseArrived in House
  5/20/2005HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1,2
  5/25/2005HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  5/25/2005HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  5/25/2005HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/25/2005HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/25/2005HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-000-000
  5/25/2005HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Recommends be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-000-000
  5/26/2005HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 114-000-000
  5/26/2005HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 House Concurs 114-000-000
  5/26/2005HousePassed Both Houses
  6/24/2005HouseSent to the Governor
  7/28/2005HouseGovernor Approved
  7/28/2005HouseEffective Date July 28, 2005
  7/28/2005HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 94-0346

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