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 Bill Status of HB4994  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  SAVING IL POLLINATORS ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Fred Crespo

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/14/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee

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 neonicotinoid insecticides on public lands owned or maintained by this State. Provides that beginning 9 months after the effective date of the Act, it shall be unlawful to apply neonicotinoid insecticides in other outdoor residential settings, including landscaping, ornamental, or other outdoor applications in this State. Establishes exemptions to the prohibitions. Provides that the Department of Agriculture shall, within 6 months after the effective date of the Act, adopt rules to implement the Act. Provides that the Department shall, within one year after the effective date of the Act, issue a draft report evaluating whether clear, peer-reviewed, published scientific evidence exists that outdoor applications of these insecticides are safe for monarch butterflies, other pollinators, other beneficial insects, the broader environment, and human health. Provides that a person who impedes, obstructs, hinders, or otherwise prevents or attempts to prevent the Director of Agriculture in the performance of his or her official duties under the Act is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Provides that a person using physical force against the Director in the performance of his or her official duties under the Act is guilty of a Class 4 felony. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/14/2018HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Fred Crespo
  2/14/2018HouseFirst Reading
  2/14/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee

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