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 Bill Status of HB5147  96th General Assembly


Short Description:  EPA/UTILITIES-BIOMASS

House Sponsors
Rep. Michael G. Connelly - Mike Fortner - Darlene J. Senger

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Dan Cronin - Kirk W. Dillard - Michael Noland)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/27/2010HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-1314

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
220 ILCS 5/16-107.5
220 ILCS 5/16-108
220 ILCS 5/16-127
415 ILCS 5/3.290was 415 ILCS 5/3.21
415 ILCS 5/3.330was 415 ILCS 5/3.32
415 ILCS 5/3.535was 415 ILCS 5/3.53
415 ILCS 5/14.4from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1014.4
415 ILCS 5/22.22from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.22
415 ILCS 5/22.37 new
415 ILCS 5/39.2from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1039.2
415 ILCS 5/39.5from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1039.5


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Public Utilities Act. Provides that an eligible renewable electrical generating facility includes a generator powered by agricultural residues, wood, landscape trimmings, or organic wastes. Requires a certain percentage of an electricity provider's power to come from biomass. Authorizes increases in the number and nameplate rating of customers who are eligible for net metering. Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that landscape waste is not municipal waste. Extends the length of time that landscape waste may be held at a transfer station before the station must be regulated as a pollution control facility. Exempts lignocellulosic agricultural residues, organic landscape waste, and clean wood waste from regulation as waste. Exempts agricultural waste from certain groundwater rules. Requires the Agency to develop, and the Board to adopt, performance standards for landscape waste gasification facilities as well as testing procedures and standards for the end product produced by those facilities. Defines "flood proofed" for the purpose of a provision concerning local siting review. Makes other changes.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
220 ILCS 5/16-107.5
220 ILCS 5/16-108

Removes provisions that (i) specify that an eligible renewable electrical generating facility includes a generator powered by agricultural residues, wood, landscape trimmings, or organic wastes, (ii) require a certain percentage of an electricity provider's power to come from biomass, and (iii) authorize increases in the number and nameplate rating of customers who are eligible for net metering.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Deletes reference to:
220 ILCS 5/16-127
415 ILCS 5/3.290was 415 ILCS 5/3.21
415 ILCS 5/3.330was 415 ILCS 5/3.32
415 ILCS 5/3.535was 415 ILCS 5/3.53
415 ILCS 5/14.4from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1014.4
415 ILCS 5/22.22from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.22
415 ILCS 5/22.37 new
415 ILCS 5/39.2from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1039.2
415 ILCS 5/39.5from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1039.5
Adds reference to:
220 ILCS 5/16-108

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Public Utilities Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning recovery of costs associated with the provision of delivery services.

House Floor Amendment No. 3
Deletes reference to:
220 ILCS 5/16-108
Adds reference to:
415 ILCS 5/3.330
415 ILCS 5/39.9 new

Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency to issue a thermochemical conversion technology demonstration permit to an applicant for field testing of a thermochemical conversion technology processing facility to demonstrate that the thermochemical conversion technology can reliably produce syngas that can be processed for use as a fuel for the production of electricity and process heat, for the production of ethanol or hydrogen to be used as transportation fuel, or for both purposes. Specifies certain conditions that must be met in order to qualify for a thermochemical conversion technology demonstration permit. Exempts certain subclass of these permitted facilities from regulation as a pollution control facility. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/28/2010HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Michael G. Connelly
  1/29/2010HouseFirst Reading
  1/29/2010HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/8/2010HouseAssigned to Electric Generation & Commerce Committee
  3/11/2010HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Electric Generation & Commerce Committee
  3/11/2010HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Electric Generation & Commerce Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/11/2010HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Electric Generation & Commerce Committee; 009-000-000
  3/11/2010HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/12/2010HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Fortner
  3/12/2010HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Darlene J. Senger
  3/16/2010HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Michael G. Connelly
  3/16/2010HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/22/2010HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  3/22/2010HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/22/2010HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted by Voice Vote
  3/22/2010HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/23/2010HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Michael G. Connelly
  3/23/2010HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/24/2010HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Rules Refers to Electric Generation & Commerce Committee
  3/24/2010HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Electric Generation & Commerce Committee; 009-000-000
  3/25/2010HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/25/2010HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted by Voice Vote
  3/25/2010HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/26/2010HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 106-000-000
  4/6/2010SenateArrive in Senate
  4/6/2010SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/6/2010SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Dan Cronin
  4/6/2010SenateFirst Reading
  4/6/2010SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/6/2010SenateAssigned to Energy
  4/22/2010SenateDo Pass Energy; 013-000-000
  4/22/2010SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 23, 2010
  4/28/2010SenateSecond Reading
  4/28/2010SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 29, 2010
  4/29/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kirk W. Dillard
  5/4/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Noland
  5/4/2010SenateThird Reading - Passed; 055-000-000
  5/4/2010HousePassed Both Houses
  6/2/2010HouseSent to the Governor
  7/27/2010HouseGovernor Approved
  7/27/2010HouseEffective Date July 27, 2010
  7/27/2010HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-1314

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