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 Bill Status of SB1784  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  TREE CUTTING-PROTECTED LAND

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Steve Stadelman

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/5/2017SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

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
  2/9/2017SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Steve Stadelman
  2/9/2017SenateFirst Reading
  2/9/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/28/2017SenateAssigned to Environment and Conservation
  3/16/2017SenatePostponed - Environment and Conservation
  3/17/2017SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 7, 2017
  4/6/2017SenatePostponed - Environment and Conservation
  4/7/2017SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 5, 2017
  5/5/2017SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

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