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 Bill Status of HB2488  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  SALE OF PLANT MATERIAL

House Sponsors
Rep. Norine K. Hammond - Randy E. Frese - Patricia R. Bellock and Elaine Nekritz

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Jil Tracy - Thomas Cullerton)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/11/2017HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0061

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
525 ILCS 40/6from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 5907


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the State Forest Act. Provides that plants and plant materials secured or produced shall be used exclusively for conservation purposes, such as for wildlife habitat, erosion control, energy conservation, natural community restoration, general reforestation, research, commemorative plantings, and educational programs such as Arbor Day unless otherwise agreed through a memorandum of understanding with the Illinois Green Industry Association which would allow the sale of plants as liner stock. Provides that the Department of Natural Resources may cooperate with any person or group desirous of establishing plants or plant materials for conservation plantings by selling (rather than furnishing) trees, shrubs, flower seeds, (rather than seeds) or other materials where deemed necessary or desirable. Provides that plants and plant materials may be provided, upon approval of a written management plan, to individual landowners, State agencies and institutions, local governments, civic groups and others for conservation plantings but shall be sold at a price approximately equal to the cost of acquisition or production and distribution (rather than without charge). Provides that plants and plant materials may be provided to government agencies and institutions, organized groups or individuals for special conservation plantings, research plantings, educational purposes and commemorative plantings but shall be sold at a price approximately equal to the cost of acquisition or production and distribution (rather than without charge). Provides that products such as Christmas trees, roundwood and other materials derived from State distributed plants or plant materials may be utilized, sold or removed, except that no such plants shall be resold, bartered or given away and removed alive with the roots attached unless otherwise agreed through a memorandum of understanding with the Illinois Green Industry Association which would allow the sale of plants as liner stock.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/7/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  2/8/2017HouseFirst Reading
  2/8/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/21/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  2/22/2017HouseAssigned to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  2/22/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Randy E. Frese
  2/22/2017HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Randy E. Frese
  3/7/2017HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Agriculture & Conservation Committee; 013-000-000
  3/8/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/9/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/9/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/15/2017HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 110-000-000
  3/15/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  3/16/2017SenateArrive in Senate
  3/16/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/16/2017SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Jil Tracy
  3/16/2017SenateFirst Reading
  3/16/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/28/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  4/25/2017SenateAssigned to Agriculture
  5/4/2017SenateDo Pass Agriculture; 008-000-000
  5/4/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 5, 2017
  5/12/2017SenateSecond Reading
  5/12/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 15, 2017
  5/19/2017SenateThird Reading - Passed; 053-000-000
  5/19/2017HousePassed Both Houses
  6/16/2017HouseSent to the Governor
  8/11/2017HouseGovernor Approved
  8/11/2017HouseEffective Date January 1, 2018
  8/11/2017HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0061

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