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 Bill Status of HB2335  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  EPA-URBAN COMPOSTING

House Sponsors
Rep. Robyn Gabel - Robert W. Pritchard - Deborah Mell - Cynthia Soto - Naomi D. Jakobsson, Laura Fine, Kelly M. Cassidy, Sam Yingling, Barbara Flynn Currie, Elizabeth Hernandez, Maria Antonia Berrios and Edward J. Acevedo

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Heather A. Steans - David Koehler - Linda Holmes, Pamela J. Althoff, Michael Noland and Chapin Rose)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/9/2013HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0239

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
415 ILCS 5/3.202 new
415 ILCS 5/3.330was 415 ILCS 5/3.32
415 ILCS 5/21from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1021
415 ILCS 5/22.33
415 ILCS 5/22.34


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Specifies that the one-eighth mile setback that certain composting facilities must comply with to be excluded from the definition of the term "pollution control facility" applies only in counties with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants. Provides that a solid waste permit is not required for a garden compost operation. Provides that a solid-waste permit is not required for a landscape waste composting facility at a site having 10 or more occupied non-farm residences within 1/2 mile of its boundaries if (i) the facility constitutes no more than 2% of the site's total acreage, (ii) no tipping fee is imposed at the facility, (iii) the finished compost is applied at agronomic rates on-site and is not offered for sale or sold, (iv) the owner or operator of the facility completes any training that the Agency may require, and (v) the owner or operator registers the site with the Agency. Specifies that certain performance standards for composting facilities do not apply to garden compost operations. Defines "garden compost operation". Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
415 ILCS 5/3.202 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with changes. Deletes the definition of the term "garden compost operation" and references to that term in the remainder of the bill. Exempts additional classes of composting operations from the otherwise applicable permitting requirements for landscape waste composting operations. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 3
Provides that the setback requirement that ordinarily applies to composting facilities seeking exemption from regulation as a pollution control facility does not apply in municipalities with more than 1,000,000 inhabitants. Provides that, in order to qualify for a specific exemption from the otherwise applicable permitting requirements, certain composting operations must ensure that any composting additives that are used by the operation do not comprise more than 10% of the total volume of composting material at the site at any one time.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/19/2013HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Robyn Gabel
  2/19/2013HouseFirst Reading
  2/19/2013HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/25/2013HouseAssigned to Environment
  3/13/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  3/14/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  3/14/2013HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  3/15/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/19/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Robyn Gabel
  3/19/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/20/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Environment
  3/20/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah Mell
  3/21/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Environment; by Voice Vote
  3/21/2013HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Environment; 016-000-000
  3/22/2013HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/5/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Robyn Gabel
  4/5/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/8/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Robyn Gabel
  4/8/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/11/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  4/16/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Rules Refers to Environment
  4/16/2013HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/16/2013HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/17/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Environment; 013-000-000
  4/17/2013HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/17/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted
  4/17/2013HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/18/2013HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 101-014-000
  4/18/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  4/18/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  4/18/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  4/18/2013HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  4/18/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  4/18/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  4/18/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maria Antonia Berrios
  4/18/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Edward J. Acevedo
  4/19/2013SenateArrive in Senate
  4/19/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/19/2013SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  4/19/2013SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  4/19/2013SenateFirst Reading
  4/19/2013SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/24/2013SenateAssigned to Environment
  5/2/2013SenateDo Pass Environment; 007-000-000
  5/2/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 6, 2013
  5/2/2013SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  5/6/2013SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  5/8/2013SenateSecond Reading
  5/8/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 9, 2013
  5/14/2013SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Noland
  5/14/2013SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Chapin Rose
  5/14/2013SenateThird Reading - Passed; 054-001-000
  5/14/2013HousePassed Both Houses
  6/12/2013HouseSent to the Governor
  8/9/2013HouseGovernor Approved
  8/9/2013HouseEffective Date August 9, 2013
  8/9/2013HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0239

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