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 Bill Status of SB2965  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  SAVING IL POLLINATORS ACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Don Harmon - Ira I. Silverstein - Patricia Van Pelt, Heather A. Steans, John G. Mulroe, Daniel Biss, Chris Nybo, Melinda Bush, Jacqueline Y. Collins and Michael Noland

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Saving Illinois' Pollinators Act. Provides that beginning 9 months after the effective date of the Act, it shall be unlawful to apply any neonicotinoid insecticides on any public lands owned or maintained by Illinois. Provides that beginning 9 months after the effective date of the Act, it shall be unlawful to apply neonicotinoid insecticides in any other outdoor residential settings, including landscaping, ornamental, or other outdoor applications in Illinois. Establishes exemptions to the prohibitions. Provides that the Department of Agriculture shall, within 6 months after the effective date of the Act, adopt rules further defining and implementing specified provisions of the Act. Provides that the Department shall, within one year after the effective date of this Act, issue a draft report evaluating whether clear, peer-reviewed, published scientific evidence exists that outdoor applications of these insecticides are safe for honey bees, other pollinators, other beneficial insects, the broader environment, and human health. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/18/2016SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon
  2/18/2016SenateFirst Reading
  2/18/2016SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/2/2016SenateAssigned to Environment and Conservation
  3/8/2016SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  3/10/2016SenatePostponed - Environment and Conservation
  3/16/2016SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John G. Mulroe
  3/24/2016SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  3/24/2016SenateSponsor Removed Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  3/30/2016SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Daniel Biss
  4/5/2016SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  4/7/2016SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Chris Nybo
  4/7/2016SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  4/7/2016SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  4/8/2016SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  4/8/2016SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  4/19/2016SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Noland
  1/10/2017SenateSession Sine Die

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