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 Bill Status of HB1558  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY COUNCIL

House Sponsors
Rep. Robyn Gabel - Carol A. Sente - Karen May - Ann Williams - Deborah Mell, Sara Feigenholtz, Dan Reitz, Linda Chapa LaVia, Daniel Biss and Kenneth Dunkin

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Jeffrey M. Schoenberg - Donne E. Trotter)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/8/2011HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0266

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Lake Michigan Offshore Wind Energy Council Act. Creates the Lake Michigan Offshore Wind Energy Council as a separate entity within the Department of Natural Resources. Provides that the Council shall consist of (1) the Director of Natural Resources, the Director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, the Director of the Illinois Power Agency, the Chairman of the Illinois Commerce Commission, or their designees, (2) certain other public members selected by the Director of Natural Resources, and (3) members of the General Assembly appointed by the House and Senate leadership. Provides that members of the Council shall serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties as members of the Council. Provides that the Council shall examine certain topics related to offshore wind energy facilities on Lake Michigan and report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly by December 31, 2011. Provides that the Act shall be repealed on July 1, 2012. Effective July 1, 2011.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Lake Michigan Offshore Wind Energy Advisory Council Act. Creates the Lake Michigan Offshore Wind Energy Advisory Council as a separate entity within the Department of Natural Resources. Sets forth the members of the Council. Provides that members of the Council shall serve without compensation. Provides that the Lake Michigan Offshore Wind Energy Advisory Council shall examine certain topics related to offshore wind energy facilities on Lake Michigan and report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly by June 30, 2012. Provides that the Act shall be repealed on July 1, 2012. Effective July 1, 2011.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/15/2011HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Robyn Gabel
  2/15/2011HouseFirst Reading
  2/15/2011HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2011HouseAssigned to Environment & Energy Committee
  3/2/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol A. Sente
  3/2/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen May
  3/2/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann Williams
  3/2/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah Mell
  3/2/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  3/2/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Reitz
  3/2/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/2/2011HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Environment & Energy Committee; 016-002-000
  3/3/2011HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/8/2011HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/8/2011HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/10/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Biss
  3/10/2011HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 093-018-000
  3/10/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kenneth Dunkin
  3/14/2011SenateArrive in Senate
  3/14/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading March 15, 2011
  3/16/2011SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Jeffrey M. Schoenberg
  3/16/2011SenateFirst Reading
  3/16/2011SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/4/2011SenateAssigned to Energy
  5/5/2011SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Jeffrey M. Schoenberg
  5/5/2011SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/10/2011SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Energy
  5/12/2011SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/12/2011SenateDo Pass as Amended Energy; 016-000-000
  5/12/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 13, 2011
  5/12/2011SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Donne E. Trotter
  5/13/2011SenateSecond Reading
  5/13/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 16, 2011
  5/17/2011SenateThird Reading - Passed; 050-005-000
  5/17/2011HouseArrived in House
  5/17/2011HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/17/2011HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Robyn Gabel
  5/17/2011HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/27/2011HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-001-000
  5/28/2011HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 090-016-000
  5/28/2011HousePassed Both Houses
  6/24/2011HouseSent to the Governor
  8/8/2011HouseGovernor Approved
  8/8/2011HouseEffective Date August 8, 2011
  8/8/2011HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0266

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