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 Bill Status of SB2882  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  DNR-ADOPT-A-PARK PROGRAMS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Sue Rezin - Iris Y. Martinez, Michael W. Frerichs, Antonio Muņoz, Mattie Hunter, Edward D. Maloney and Gary Forby

House Sponsors
(Rep. Pam Roth - Kay Hatcher - Donald L. Moffitt)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/24/2012SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-1082

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Adopt-A-Park Act. Establishes a program that allows private citizens to support municipal, township, county, and State anti-litter efforts by allowing groups to adopt a park or a section of a park for the purpose of litter collection. Creates provisions concerning definitions; participation in Adopt-A-Park program; agreements to Adopt-A-Park; responsibilities of the group; responsibilities of the sponsoring jurisdiction; signs identifying sections or parks adopted by a group; safety training for groups; other conditions a sponsoring jurisdiction may implement; and additional penalties for violating the Litter Control Act. Effective July 1, 2012.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
New Act
Adds reference to:
20 ILCS 805/805-40was 20 ILCS 805/63a41

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Department of Natural Resources (Conservation) Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Department shall (rather than may) establish and maintain Adopt-A-Park programs with individual or group volunteers, if requested by the individual or group volunteers. Provides that the Department shall retain the ability to approve or deny an individual or group volunteer's request; however, the Department must state the reason for the request denial. Provides that the Department may request that the individual or group volunteer's pay for a sign that identifies those volunteers adopting a particular park and park lands. Provides that the State and the Department and its employees are not liable for any damages or injury suffered by any person resulting from his or her participation in the program or from the actions or activities of the volunteers. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the engrossed bill with changes. Further amends the Department of Natural Resources (Conservation) Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Requires individuals and group volunteers to bring their own reflective safety gear (instead of having the Department provide safety briefings and the reflective safety gear). Requires the Department to provide a certificate of appreciation to individual or group volunteers in recognition of their Adopt-A-Park efforts at a particular Department site (instead of requiring the Department to provide and install signs identifying volunteers that have adopted a particular park or park lands). Provides that volunteer services shall not include work historically performed by Department employees nor shall volunteer services be inconsistent with the terms of a collective bargaining agreement. Prohibits the State and the Department, its directors, employees, and agents from being held liable for any damages or injury suffered by any person as a result of his or her participation in the program or the actions or activities of volunteers, except in cases of willful and wanton misconduct. Requires any group, as well as its individual members who wish to volunteer, and any individual who wishes to volunteer to execute a general release and hold harmless agreement before beginning any volunteer activity or work. Requires an officer, director, or other representative of such a group to execute a general release and hold harmless agreement on behalf of the group. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/1/2012SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Sue Rezin
  2/1/2012SenateFirst Reading
  2/1/2012SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/7/2012SenateAssigned to Environment
  2/29/2012SenatePostponed - Environment
  3/2/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Sue Rezin
  3/2/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/6/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Environment
  3/7/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/7/2012SenateDo Pass as Amended Environment; 009-000-000
  3/7/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 8, 2012
  3/8/2012SenateSecond Reading
  3/8/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 21, 2012
  3/23/2012SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael W. Frerichs
  3/23/2012SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muņoz
  3/26/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Sue Rezin
  3/26/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  3/26/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Environment
  3/27/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Postponed - Environment
  3/28/2012SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  3/28/2012SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  3/28/2012SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Edward D. Maloney
  3/28/2012SenateThird Reading - Passed; 054-000-000
  3/28/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  3/28/2012HouseArrived in House
  3/28/2012HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Pam Roth
  3/28/2012HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/28/2012HouseFirst Reading
  3/28/2012HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/16/2012HouseAssigned to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  4/17/2012SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Gary Forby
  4/26/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Pam Roth
  4/26/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/30/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  5/1/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Agriculture & Conservation Committee; by Voice Vote
  5/1/2012HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Agriculture & Conservation Committee; 010-000-000
  5/2/2012HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/11/2012HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/11/2012HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/15/2012HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kay Hatcher
  5/15/2012HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Donald L. Moffitt
  5/15/2012HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 112-000-000
  5/16/2012SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1
  5/16/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1 - May 17, 2012
  5/17/2012SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Sue Rezin
  5/17/2012SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/25/2012SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Environment
  5/29/2012SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Environment; 006-000-000
  5/30/2012SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 057-000-000
  5/30/2012SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/28/2012SenateSent to the Governor
  8/24/2012SenateGovernor Approved
  8/24/2012SenateEffective Date August 24, 2012
  8/24/2012SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-1082

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