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 Bill Status of SB3346  96th General Assembly


Short Description:  MERCURY THERMOSTAT COLLECTION

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Heather Steans - Mattie Hunter - Dale E. Risinger - Jacqueline Y. Collins

House Sponsors
(Rep. Karen May - Naomi D. Jakobsson - Dave Winters - Timothy L. Schmitz - Sara Feigenholtz, Karen A. Yarbrough, Carol A. Sente, Al Riley, William B. Black, Paul D. Froehlich, Elizabeth Hernandez, Patricia R. Bellock, Jack D. Franks, Keith Farnham and Linda Chapa LaVia)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/26/2010SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-1295

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Mercury Thermostat Collection Act. Requires thermostat manufacturers to establish an out-of-service mercury thermostat collection program that meets certain requirements. Requires thermostat manufacturers to submit certain reports on their collection programs to the Agency. Sets goals for the collection of out-of-service mercury thermostats. Provides that if those goals are not met, then the manufacturers must revise their collection programs as necessary to achieve the applicable goal. Requires contractors, service technicians, thermostat wholesalers, thermostat manufacturers, and thermostat retailers to handle and manage out-of-service mercury thermostats in a manner that is consistent with the provisions of the universal waste regulations adopted by the Illinois Pollution Control Board. On and after January 1, 2011, prohibits (i) thermostat wholesalers from selling, offering to sell, distributing, or offering to distribute thermostats unless certain requirements are met and (ii) contractors from removing, replacing, or otherwise taking mercury thermostats out of service unless the contractors deliver those thermostats to a collection site. On and after January 1, 2011, prohibits thermostat manufacturers that are in violation of the Act from selling, offering to sell, distributing, or offering to distribute thermostats in the State. Requires the Agency to post certain information on its website and to report certain information to the General Assembly. Provides for prosecution by the Attorney General or the State's Attorney of the county in which a violation occurs. Requires the Agency to make certain recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly by January 1, 2012. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Mercury Thermostat Collection Act. Contains only a short title provision.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 4
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Mercury Thermostat Collection Act. Requires each thermostat manufacturer, individually or collectively with other thermostat manufacturers, to establish and maintain a program for the collection and proper management of out-of-service mercury thermostats and to perform other specified duties. Requires manufacturers to report certain information to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. Provides for the setting of statewide goals for the collection of mercury thermostats taken out of service in the State. Provides for appellate court review of certain collection goals. Authorizes the Agency to reduce, beginning in calendar year 2018, the statewide goals if it, in consultation with mercury thermostat manufacturers, thermostat wholesalers, contractors, environmental organizations, and other stakeholders, determines that mercury thermostats no longer pose a threat to the environment and public health in Illinois. Provides that if the statewide goals are not met by the manufacturers, then the manufacturers must provide a specified financial incentive. Requires contractors, thermostat wholesalers, thermostat manufacturers, and thermostat retailers participating in the program to handle and manage out-of-service mercury thermostats in a manner that is consistent with the provisions of the Illinois Pollution Control Board rules regarding the disposal of universal waste. Prohibits, on and after July 1, 2011, a thermostat wholesaler from selling, offering to sell, distributing, or offering to distribute thermostats unless the wholesaler takes certain specified actions. Requires the Agency to provide certain types of educational outreach efforts and to distribute certain information. Specifies civil penalties and provides for their collection. Prohibits, beginning July 1, 2011, the mixing of out-of-service mercury thermostats with municipal waste that is intended for disposal at a sanitary landfill and the disposal of out-of-service mercury thermostats in sanitary landfills. Provides for the repeal of the Act on January 1, 2021. Defines "Agency", "Board", "collection program", "contractor", "mercury thermostat", "out-of-service mercury thermostat", "person", "qualified contractor", "qualified local government authorities", "thermostat manufacturer", "thermostat retailer", and "thermostat wholesaler". Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/10/2010SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Heather Steans
  2/10/2010SenateFirst Reading
  2/10/2010SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/25/2010SenateAssigned to Environment
  2/26/2010SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Heather Steans
  2/26/2010SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/2/2010SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Environment
  3/3/2010SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/4/2010SenateDo Pass as Amended Environment; 006-000-000
  3/4/2010SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 9, 2010
  3/11/2010SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  3/12/2010SenateSecond Reading
  3/12/2010SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 15, 2010
  3/19/2010SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As March 26, 2010
  3/24/2010SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Heather Steans
  3/24/2010SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  3/25/2010SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale E. Risinger
  3/26/2010SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As April 15, 2010
  4/7/2010SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Heather Steans
  4/7/2010SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Assignments
  4/9/2010SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Heather Steans
  4/9/2010SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Referred to Assignments
  4/13/2010SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Environment
  4/13/2010SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Assignments Refers to Environment
  4/13/2010SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Assignments Refers to Environment
  4/14/2010SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Postponed - Environment
  4/14/2010SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Postponed - Environment
  4/14/2010SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Recommend Do Adopt Environment; 006-000-000
  4/14/2010SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  4/15/2010SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/15/2010SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Adopted; Steans
  4/15/2010SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  4/15/2010SenateThird Reading - Passed; 047-000-000
  4/15/2010SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  4/15/2010SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  4/16/2010HouseArrived in House
  4/16/2010HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Timothy L. Schmitz
  4/16/2010HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/19/2010HouseFirst Reading
  4/19/2010HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/19/2010HouseAssigned to Environmental Health Committee
  4/20/2010HouseAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Karen May
  4/21/2010HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  4/22/2010HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Winters
  4/22/2010HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Timothy L. Schmitz
  4/22/2010HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  4/22/2010HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  4/22/2010HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol A. Sente
  4/23/2010HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) April 30, 2010
  4/27/2010HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Al Riley
  4/27/2010HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Environmental Health Committee; 010-000-000
  4/28/2010HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/28/2010HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/28/2010HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/29/2010HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. William B. Black
  4/29/2010HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul D. Froehlich
  4/29/2010HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  4/30/2010HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  4/30/2010HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  4/30/2010HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith Farnham
  4/30/2010HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  4/30/2010HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 115-000-000
  4/30/2010SenatePassed Both Houses
  5/28/2010SenateSent to the Governor
  7/26/2010SenateGovernor Approved
  7/26/2010SenateEffective Date July 26, 2010
  7/26/2010SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-1295

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