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 Bill Status of SB2224  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  PLASTIC BAG RECYCLING

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Terry Link

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
5 ILCS 80/4.31


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Plastic Bag and Film Recycling Act. Requires manufacturers of plastic carryout bags to register with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and pay to the Agency an initial registration fee and annual registration renewal fee. Prohibits a manufacturer from selling or offering to sell plastic carryout bag in the State unless the manufacturer is registered with the Agency and its name is printed on the plastic carryout bags it manufactures. Requires each manufacturer to develop, and submit to the Agency, a plan to support the collection and recycling of plastic carryout bags and plastic film product wrap. Prohibits retailers from purchasing plastic carryout bags from manufacturers under certain circumstances. Sets forth duties of the Agency. Creates penalties for violations of the Act. Encourages manufacturers to include recycled content in the plastic carryout bags that they produce. Requires certain reports to be filed with the General Assembly. Makes the Act inapplicable in units of local government with a population of over 2,000,000. Specifies that the Plastic Bag and Film Recycling Act controls in the event of a conflict with another Act. Denies home rule powers. Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act to provide for the repeal of the Plastic Bag and Film Recycling Act on October 1, 2017. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2016SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Terry Link
  1/13/2016SenateFirst Reading
  1/13/2016SenateReferred to Assignments
  1/27/2016SenateAssigned to Environment and Conservation
  3/10/2016SenatePostponed - Environment and Conservation
  4/7/2016SenateDo Pass Environment and Conservation; 009-000-000
  4/7/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 12, 2016
  4/20/2016SenateSecond Reading
  4/20/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 21, 2016
  4/22/2016SenateRule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 13, 2016
  5/13/2016SenateRule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 27, 2016
  5/27/2016SenateRule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2016
  5/31/2016SenateRule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As December 31, 2016
  7/31/2016SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments
  1/10/2017SenateSession Sine Die

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