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 Bill Status of HB5900  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  SAVING IL POLLINATORS ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Will Guzzardi - Camille Y. Lilly - Robyn Gabel, Elaine Nekritz, Laura Fine, Michelle Mussman, Kelly M. Cassidy, Cynthia Soto, Daniel V. Beiser, Ann M. Williams, Martin J. Moylan, Linda Chapa LaVia, Emanuel Chris Welch, Carol Ammons, Sonya M. Harper, Pamela Reaves-Harris and Gregory Harris

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017HouseSession 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 is unlawful to: (i) apply any neonicotinoid insecticides on public lands owned or maintained by Illinois; or (ii) apply neonicotinoid insecticides in 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 the 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. Contains provisions concerning enforcement, preemption, and severability. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/11/2016HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Will Guzzardi
  2/11/2016HouseFirst Reading
  2/11/2016HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/16/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  2/23/2016HouseAssigned to Environment
  3/2/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  3/2/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  3/2/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  3/2/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/3/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  3/7/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel V. Beiser
  3/9/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  3/17/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  3/17/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/24/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  4/1/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  4/5/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/6/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  4/6/2016HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  4/7/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  4/7/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Pamela Reaves-Harris
  4/8/2016HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  4/15/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  4/15/2016HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  4/21/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

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