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Full Text of SB0325  99th General Assembly

SB0325sam002 99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Sen. Scott M. Bennett

Filed: 5/30/2016

 

 


 

 


 
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AMENDMENT TO SENATE BILL 325

2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 325 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
 
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

 

 

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1    Leader of the Senate;
2        (4) one member of the House of Representatives,
3    appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of
4    Representatives;
5        (5) one member representing the Illinois Environmental
6    Protection Agency, appointed by the Director of the
7    Illinois Environmental Protection Agency;
8        (6) one member representing a national waste and
9    recycling organization, appointed by the Governor;
10        (7) one member representing a statewide environmental
11    organization, appointed by the Governor;
12        (8) three members representing a non-profit consortium
13    dedicated to the sustainability of the Mahomet Aquifer,
14    appointed by the Governor;
15        (9) one member representing the Illinois State Water
16    Survey of the Prairie Research Institute of the University
17    of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, appointed by the
18    Governor;
19        (10) one member representing a statewide association
20    representing the pipe trades, appointed by the Governor;
21        (11) one member representing the State's largest
22    general farm organization, appointed by the Governor;
23        (12) one member representing a statewide trade
24    association representing manufacturers, appointed by the
25    Governor;
26        (13) one member representing a community health care

 

 

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1    organization located over the Mahomet Aquifer, appointed
2    by the Governor; and
3        (14) seven members representing local government
4    bodies located over the Mahomet Aquifer, appointed by the
5    Governor.
6    Members shall be appointed within 90 days after the
7effective date of this Act. The members of the Mahomet Aquifer
8Protection Task Force shall serve without compensation.
 
9    Section 10. Administrative support. The Illinois
10Environmental Protection Agency shall provide administrative
11and other support to the Mahomet Aquifer Protection Task Force.
 
12    Section 15. Duties of Mahomet Aquifer Protection Task
13Force. The Mahomet Aquifer Protection Task Force shall conduct
14a study of the Mahomet Aquifer in furtherance of:
15        (1) developing a State plan to maintain the groundwater
16    quality of the Mahomet Aquifer;
17        (2) identifying potential and current contamination
18    threats to the water quality of the Mahomet Aquifer;
19        (3) identifying actions that might be taken to ensure
20    the long-term protection of the Mahomet Aquifer; and
21        (4) making legislative recommendations for future
22    protection of the Mahomet Aquifer.
 
23    Section 20. Report. On or before July 1, 2017 the Mahomet

 

 

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1Aquifer Protection Task Force shall report its findings and
2recommendations to the General Assembly, by filing copies of
3its report as provided in Section 3.1 of the General Assembly
4Organization Act, and to the Governor.
 
5    Section 90. Expiration. This Act is repealed on October 1,
62017.
 
7    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
8becoming law.".