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SB0325eng 99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



 


 
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1    AN ACT concerning government.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
5Mahomet Aquifer Protection Task Force Act.
 
6    Section 5. Mahomet Aquifer Protection Task Force created.
7There is created the Mahomet Aquifer Protection Task Force to
8address the issue of maintaining the clean drinking water of
9the Mahomet Aquifer, the principal aquifer in east-central
10Illinois. The Mahomet Aquifer Protection Task Force shall
11consist of the following persons:
12        (1) one member of the Senate, appointed by the
13    President of the Senate;
14        (2) one member of the House of Representatives,
15    appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
16        (3) one member of the Senate, appointed by the Minority
17    Leader of the Senate;
18        (4) one member of the House of Representatives,
19    appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of
20    Representatives;
21        (5) one member representing the Illinois Environmental
22    Protection Agency, appointed by the Director of the
23    Illinois Environmental Protection Agency;

 

 

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1        (6) one member representing a national waste and
2    recycling organization, appointed by the Governor;
3        (7) one member representing a statewide environmental
4    organization, appointed by the Governor;
5        (8) three members representing a non-profit consortium
6    dedicated to the sustainability of the Mahomet Aquifer,
7    appointed by the Governor;
8        (9) one member representing the Illinois State Water
9    Survey of the Prairie Research Institute of the University
10    of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, appointed by the
11    Governor;
12        (10) one member representing a statewide association
13    representing the pipe trades, appointed by the Governor;
14        (11) one member representing the State's largest
15    general farm organization, appointed by the Governor;
16        (12) one member representing a statewide trade
17    association representing manufacturers, appointed by the
18    Governor;
19        (13) one member representing a community health care
20    organization located over the Mahomet Aquifer, appointed
21    by the Governor; and
22        (14) seven members representing local government
23    bodies located over the Mahomet Aquifer, appointed by the
24    Governor.
25    Members shall be appointed within 90 days after the
26effective date of this Act. The members of the Mahomet Aquifer

 

 

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1Protection Task Force shall serve without compensation.
 
2    Section 10. Administrative support. The Illinois
3Environmental Protection Agency shall provide administrative
4and other support to the Mahomet Aquifer Protection Task Force.
 
5    Section 15. Duties of Mahomet Aquifer Protection Task
6Force. The Mahomet Aquifer Protection Task Force shall conduct
7a study of the Mahomet Aquifer in furtherance of:
8        (1) developing a State plan to maintain the groundwater
9    quality of the Mahomet Aquifer;
10        (2) identifying potential and current contamination
11    threats to the water quality of the Mahomet Aquifer;
12        (3) identifying actions that might be taken to ensure
13    the long-term protection of the Mahomet Aquifer; and
14        (4) making legislative recommendations for future
15    protection of the Mahomet Aquifer.
 
16    Section 20. Report. On or before July 1, 2017, the Mahomet
17Aquifer Protection Task Force shall report its findings and
18recommendations to the General Assembly, by filing copies of
19its report as provided in Section 3.1 of the General Assembly
20Organization Act, and to the Governor.
 
21    Section 90. Expiration. This Act is repealed on October 1,
222017.
 

 

 

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1    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
2becoming law.