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 Bill Status of SB1570  96th General Assembly


Short Description:  SCHOOL WIND/SOLAR GENERATION

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Carole Pankau - Pamela J. Althoff - Michael Noland - John J. Millner, Martin A. Sandoval, Emil Jones, III and Michael W. Frerichs

House Sponsors
(Rep. Renée Kosel - Paul D. Froehlich - Sidney H. Mathias - Michael K. Smith - Jerry L. Mitchell, Monique D. Davis, Darlene J. Senger, Cynthia Soto, Sandra M. Pihos, Fred Crespo, Kay Hatcher, Michael G. Connelly, Robert W. Pritchard, Jil Tracy, David Reis, John D. Cavaletto, Ron Stephens, Donald L. Moffitt, Sandy Cole, Elizabeth Coulson, Ronald A. Wait, Raymond Poe, Rich Brauer, Dennis M. Reboletti, Franco Coladipietro, Mike Fortner, Michael W. Tryon, Mark H. Beaubien, Jr. and Rosemary Mulligan)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/25/2009SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-0725

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 605/605-333 new
30 ILCS 105/5.719 new
105 ILCS 5/10-20.42
105 ILCS 5/34-18.36
110 ILCS 805/3-42.3


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois, the State Finance Act, the School Code, and the Public Community College Act. Creates the School Wind and Solar Generation Program to fund wind generation projects and solar generation projects for school districts and community college districts. Requires the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to implement and administer the program; allows the Department to award full or partial grants for, without limitation, engineering studies, feasibility studies, research studies, and construction costs. For each of the fiscal years 2010 through 2014, requires the State Comptroller to order transferred and the State Treasurer to transfer $5,000,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the School Wind and Solar Generation Fund, a special fund in the State treasury. Provides that all money in the Fund must be used for the purposes of the program. Allows school districts and community college districts to own and operate solar generation turbine farms (not just wind generation turbine farms) that directly or indirectly reduce energy or other operating costs. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
20 ILCS 687/6-5.5

Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois, the Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, and Coal Resources Development Law of 1997, the State Finance Act, the School Code, and the Public Community College Act. Creates the School Wind and Solar Generation Program to fund wind generation projects and solar generation projects for school districts and community college districts. Requires the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to implement and administer the program; allows the Department to award full or partial low-interest loans for, without limitation, engineering studies, feasibility studies, research studies, and construction costs. Provides that the loan funds, subject to appropriation, shall be paid out of the School Wind and Solar Generation Revolving Loan Fund, a special fund in the State treasury. Provides that all repayments of loans shall be deposited into the Fund. For each of the fiscal years 2010 through 2014, allows the State Comptroller to order transferred and the State Treasurer to transfer $5,000,000 from the General Revenue Fund and other State funds to the School Wind and Solar Generation Revolving Loan Fund. Provides that all money in the Fund must be used for the purposes of the program. Provides that the Fund shall not be subject to sweeps, administrative charges or chargebacks or any other fiscal or budgetary maneuver that would in any way result in the transfer of any funds from the School Wind and Solar Generation Revolving Loan Fund to any other fund of the State or having any such funds utilized for any purpose other than for the purposes of the program. Provides that the renewable energy grant program shall assist public schools and community colleges with engineering studies and feasibility studies and in the installation, acquisition, construction, and improvement of renewable energy resources (instead of assisting school districts in the installation, acquisition, construction, and improvement of renewable energy resources in the public schools). Removes a provision that provides that a renewable energy grant shall cover 50% of the cost for which the grant is sought, up to a maximum grant of $1,000,000, if the applicant school district is able to demonstrate that it has funds to pay the other 50% of the cost. Allows school districts and community college districts to own and operate solar generation turbine farms (not just wind generation turbine farms) that directly or indirectly reduce energy or other operating costs. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
20 ILCS 605/605-333 new
Adds reference to:
20 ILCS 3501/825-100 new

Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Finance Authority Act, the Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, and Coal Resources Development Law of 1997, the State Finance Act, the School Code, and the Public Community College Act. Creates the School Wind and Solar Generation Program to fund wind generation projects and solar generation projects for school districts and community college districts. Allows the Illinois Finance Authority to implement and administer the program; allows the Authority to award full or partial low-interest loans for, without limitation, engineering studies, feasibility studies, research studies, and construction costs. Provides that the loan funds, subject to appropriation, shall be paid out of the School Wind and Solar Generation Revolving Loan Fund, a special fund in the State treasury. Provides that all repayments of loans shall be deposited into the Fund. Provides that all money in the Fund must be used for the purposes of the program. Provides that the renewable energy grant program shall assist public schools and community colleges with engineering studies and feasibility studies and in the installation, acquisition, construction, and improvement of renewable energy resources (instead of assisting school districts in the installation, acquisition, construction, and improvement of renewable energy resources in the public schools). Removes a provision that provides that a renewable energy grant shall cover 50% of the cost for which the grant is sought, up to a maximum grant of $1,000,000, if the applicant school district is able to demonstrate that it has funds to pay the other 50% of the cost. Allows school districts and community college districts to own and operate solar generation turbine farms (not just wind generation turbine farms) that directly or indirectly reduce energy or other operating costs. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/19/2009SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Carole Pankau
  2/19/2009SenateFirst Reading
  2/19/2009SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/4/2009SenateAssigned to Energy
  3/12/2009SenateDo Pass Energy; 013-000-000
  3/12/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 17, 2009
  3/19/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Carole Pankau
  3/19/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/25/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Energy
  3/30/2009SenateSecond Reading
  3/30/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 31, 2009
  3/31/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Energy; 012-000-000
  3/31/2009SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  3/31/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Pankau
  3/31/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  3/31/2009SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  3/31/2009SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Noland
  3/31/2009SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  3/31/2009SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  3/31/2009SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. John J. Millner
  3/31/2009SenateThird Reading - Passed; 054-000-000
  4/1/2009HouseArrived in House
  4/1/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/1/2009HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Paul D. Froehlich
  4/1/2009HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  4/1/2009HouseFirst Reading
  4/1/2009HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/2/2009HouseAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Renée Kosel
  4/2/2009HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul D. Froehlich
  4/2/2009HouseAlternate Chief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Paul D. Froehlich
  4/14/2009HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  4/29/2009HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  4/29/2009HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; by Voice Vote
  4/29/2009HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 018-000-000
  4/29/2009HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/30/2009HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael K. Smith
  4/30/2009HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry L. Mitchell
  4/30/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  4/30/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Darlene J. Senger
  4/30/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  4/30/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  4/30/2009HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/30/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/30/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
  5/14/2009HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 113-000-000
  5/14/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kay Hatcher
  5/14/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael G. Connelly
  5/14/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  5/14/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jil Tracy
  5/14/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. David Reis
  5/14/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. John D. Cavaletto
  5/14/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Ron Stephens
  5/14/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Donald L. Moffitt
  5/14/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandy Cole
  5/14/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  5/14/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Ronald A. Wait
  5/14/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Raymond Poe
  5/14/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Rich Brauer
  5/14/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Dennis M. Reboletti
  5/14/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Franco Coladipietro
  5/14/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Fortner
  5/14/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael W. Tryon
  5/14/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark H. Beaubien, Jr.
  5/14/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Rosemary Mulligan
  5/15/2009SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1
  5/15/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1 - May 17, 2009
  5/15/2009SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Carole Pankau
  5/15/2009SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/15/2009SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael W. Frerichs
  5/22/2009SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Energy
  5/29/2009SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Energy; 011-000-000
  5/30/2009SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 056-000-000
  5/30/2009SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/26/2009SenateSent to the Governor
  8/25/2009SenateGovernor Approved
  8/25/2009SenateEffective Date August 25, 2009
  8/25/2009SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-0725

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