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 Bill Status of HB1979  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  USE TAX-GASOHOL-DEFINITION

House Sponsors
Rep. John E. Bradley - Robert W. Pritchard

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
35 ILCS 105/3-40from Ch. 120, par. 439.3-40


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Use Tax Act. Provides that "gasohol" means a motor fuel that is a denatured ethanol and gasoline blend that contains (i) no more than 1.25% water by weight and (ii) the maximum proportion of ethanol authorized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under Section 211 of the Clean Air Act (rather than a motor fuel blend that contains 90% gasoline, 10% denatured ethanol, and no more than 1.25% water by weight). Provides that if, on or after June 1, 2010, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), while acting under the authority granted it in Section 211 of the Clean Air Act, authorizes an increase in the maximum proportion of ethanol that may be included in motor fuel blends, then (i) a motor fuel blend containing a proportion of ethanol greater than that which was authorized prior to the USEPA action shall not be treated as gasohol under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, the Use Tax Act, or the Service Use Tax Act, until (A) the Director of Agriculture and the Director of the Environmental Protection Agency have each separately certified to the Director of Revenue that the new motor fuel blend meets the definition of "gasohol" in this Section and that the blend can be legally and safely produced and delivered to consumers with non-flex fuel vehicles and (B) the State Fire Marshal has been provided information by the storage tank owner or operator that the storage tank system, including the fuel delivery infrastructure, meets technical requirements for these regulated storage tank systems under rules promulgated by the Office of the State Fire Marshal pursuant to the Gasoline Storage Act and (ii) a motor fuel blend containing a proportion of ethanol equal to or less than that which was authorized prior to the USEPA action shall, for 180 days after the Director of Revenue receives the last of the required certifications, continue to be treated as gasohol under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, Service Occupation Tax Act, Use Tax Act, and Service Use Tax Act.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Removes a requirement that the Director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency must make certain certifications with respect to changes in the definition of gasohol.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/17/2011HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. John E. Bradley
  2/17/2011HouseFirst Reading
  2/17/2011HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/23/2011HouseAssigned to Revenue & Finance Committee
  3/1/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. John E. Bradley
  3/1/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/3/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  3/7/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Revenue & Finance Committee
  3/10/2011HouseRecommends Do Pass Subcommittee/ Revenue & Finance Committee; 003-000-000
  3/10/2011HouseRemains in Revenue & Finance Committee
  3/10/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Revenue & Finance Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/10/2011HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Revenue & Finance Committee; 006-003-000
  3/10/2011HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/17/2011HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/17/2011HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2011HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die

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