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 Bill Status of HB3240  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  RIVERS LAKES STREAMS-DNR FINE

House Sponsors
Rep. Mike Fortner - Jerry Costello, II

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. William E. Brady )

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/20/2015HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0073

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
615 ILCS 5/26afrom Ch. 19, par. 74


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Rivers, Lakes, and Streams Act. Provides that any person who neglects, refuses or fails to obey any lawful order made by the Department of Natural Resources and to carry the same into effect in accordance with such order is liable for a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $10,000 (rather than $1,000) to be recovered in a civil action in the name of the People of the State of Illinois in any circuit court.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Rivers, Lakes, and Streams Act. Provides that the Department of Natural Resources may issue orders requiring all necessary remedial actions to correct violations of the Act and impose civil penalties. Provides that any person who violates any provision, rule or regulation adopted by the Department, any permit, term, or condition, or violates any order of the Department under this Act, shall be liable for a civil penalty of up to 2 times the applicable permit fee, but not to exceed $5,000 for a violation. Provides that the penalty fee may be payable to the Department and deposited into the State Boating Act Fund for use by the Department for ordinary and contingent expenses.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/25/2015HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mike Fortner
  2/25/2015HouseFirst Reading
  2/25/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/10/2015HouseAssigned to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  3/12/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry Costello, II
  3/17/2015HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Agriculture & Conservation Committee; 017-000-000
  3/18/2015HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/20/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Mike Fortner
  4/20/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/21/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  4/21/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Agriculture & Conservation Committee; 015-000-000
  4/22/2015HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/22/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/22/2015HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/23/2015HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 112-001-000
  4/28/2015SenateArrive in Senate
  4/28/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 29, 2015
  5/5/2015SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. John J. Cullerton
  5/5/2015SenateFirst Reading
  5/5/2015SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/6/2015SenateAssigned to Environment and Conservation
  5/7/2015SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. William E. Brady
  5/12/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. William E. Brady
  5/12/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/13/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Environment and Conservation
  5/14/2015SenateDo Pass Environment and Conservation; 007-000-000
  5/14/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 18, 2015
  5/15/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  5/18/2015SenateSecond Reading
  5/18/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 19, 2015
  5/22/2015SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2015
  5/30/2015SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
  5/30/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  5/30/2015HousePassed Both Houses
  6/26/2015HouseSent to the Governor
  7/20/2015HouseGovernor Approved
  7/20/2015HouseEffective Date January 1, 2016
  7/20/2015HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0073

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