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 Bill Status of SB1648  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY BIOSOLIDS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. David Koehler - Pamela J. Althoff

House Sponsors
(Rep. Mike Fortner )

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/4/2017SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
415 ILCS 5/22.56a


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that Exceptional Quality biosolids shall not be subject to regulation as a sludge or other waste, except as provided in the Nuclear Safety Law of 2004 in relation to the authority of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, if specified requirements are met. Provides that nothing in the Act shall limit or supersede the authority of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency under the Nuclear Safety Law of 2004. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that nothing in the Environmental Protection Act shall limit or supersede the authority of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency to regulate exceptional quality biosolids (rather than to regulate in general) under the Nuclear Safety Law of 2004.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
415 ILCS 5/22.56a
Adds reference to:
415 ILCS 5/4.2 new
415 ILCS 135/5
415 ILCS 135/10
415 ILCS 135/15
415 ILCS 135/25
415 ILCS 135/40
415 ILCS 135/50
415 ILCS 135/60
415 ILCS 135/65
415 ILCS 135/69
415 ILCS 135/69.5 new
415 ILCS 135/75
415 ILCS 135/80
415 ILCS 135/85
415 ILCS 135/86 new
415 ILCS 135/45

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides for the transfer of the powers, duties, rights, and responsibilities of the Drycleaner Environmental Response Trust Fund Council to the Environmental Protection Agency on July 1, 2018. Makes corresponding changes in the Drycleaner Environmental Response Trust Fund Act, including providing that on and after July 1, 2018, the Council shall consist of the Agency (rather than members appointed by the Governor). Amends the Drycleaner Environmental Response Trust Fund Act. Provides that through June 30, 2018, one purpose of the Drycleaner Environmental Response Trust Fund is to establish an insurance account for specified environmental risks. Makes corresponding changes, including providing that an owner or operator of a drycleaning facility may purchase specified insurance under the Act through the effective date of the amendatory Act (currently, there is no end date) and providing that financial assurance shall be offered for claims arising before July 1, 2018 (currently, there is no end date). Makes corresponding changes. Makes changes to provisions concerning the Drycleaner Environmental Response Trust Fund, powers and duties of the Council, remedial action accounts, cost recovery and enforcement, drycleaning facility licenses and license fees, a drycleaning solvent tax, civil penalties, and audits and reports. Adds provisions concerning criminal penalties and review of final Council decisions. Changes the repeal date for specified fee and tax provisions from January 1, 2020 to January 1, 2030. Makes other changes. Effective on July 1, 2018, except that specified provisions take effect immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2017SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. David Koehler
  2/9/2017SenateFirst Reading
  2/9/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/28/2017SenateAssigned to Environment and Conservation
  3/3/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. David Koehler
  3/3/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/7/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Environment and Conservation
  3/16/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/16/2017SenateDo Pass as Amended Environment and Conservation; 006-000-000
  3/16/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 28, 2017
  4/6/2017SenateSecond Reading
  4/6/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 25, 2017
  4/27/2017SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
  4/27/2017HouseArrived in House
  4/28/2017HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Mike Fortner
  4/28/2017HouseFirst Reading
  4/28/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/28/2017HouseAssigned to Environment
  5/28/2017HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2017
  5/28/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Mike Fortner
  5/28/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/28/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Environment
  5/29/2017HouseMotion Filed to Suspend Rule 21 Environment; Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  5/29/2017HouseMotion to Suspend Rule 21 - Prevailed
  5/30/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Environment; by Voice Vote
  5/30/2017HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Environment; 014-000-000
  5/30/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/30/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/30/2017HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/31/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/31/2017HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 111-001-000
  5/31/2017SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1
  5/31/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1 - May 31, 2017
  8/4/2017SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments
  9/20/2017SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff

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