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Public Act 096-0754


 

Public Act 0754 96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



 


 
Public Act 096-0754
 
HB3854 Enrolled LRB096 11716 MJR 22435 b

    AN ACT concerning economic development.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Carbon
Capture and Sequestration Legislation Commission Act.
 
    Section 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    "CO2" means carbon dioxide.
    "Commission" means the Carbon Capture and Sequestration
Legislation Commission.
    "Director" means the Director of the Illinois Power Agency.
 
    Section 10. Creation of the Carbon Capture and
Sequestration Legislation Commission.
    (a) The Carbon Capture and Sequestration Legislation
Commission is created and shall consist of 11 members,
including the Director, who shall serve as the ex-officio
chairperson of the Commission.
    (b) The remaining 10 members of the Commission shall be
appointed as follows:
        (1) one member shall be appointed by the Speaker of the
    House of Representatives;
        (2) one member shall be appointed by the President of
    the Senate;
        (3) one member shall be appointed by the Minority
    Leader of the House of Representatives;
        (4) one member shall be appointed by the Minority
    Leader of the Senate;
        (5) one member shall be the Chairperson of the Illinois
    Commerce Commission, or his or her designee; and
        (5) 5 members shall be appointed by the Governor.
    (c) The appointments made by the Governor shall include one
member with legal expertise, one member with engineering
expertise, one member with financial expertise, one member
representing the employer community, and one member
representing the environmental community.
    (d) The Director may retain services from outside parties
with legal, engineering, and financial expertise to assist the
Commission in carrying out its duties.
    (e) The Illinois Commerce Commission may assist the
Director in staffing and administering the Commission.
    (f) Commission members are not eligible to receive
compensation or reimbursement of expenses.
 
    Section 15. Report on carbon capture and sequestration
legislation.
    (a) The Commission shall file a report no later than
December 31, 2010 with the General Assembly on all issues
deemed appropriate to carbon capture and sequestration
legislation, including, but not limited to, the following:
        (1) Ownership of the CO2.
        (2) Liability for release of CO2.
        (3) Acquisition and ownership of pore space.
        (4) Procedures and safeguards for the transportation
    and sequestration of CO2.
        (5) Methodology to establish any necessary fees,
    costs, or offsets.
        (6) Potential use of CO2.
        (7) Construction of pipelines.
        (8) Coordination with applicable federal law or
    regulatory commissions.
    (b) The Commission shall be abolished upon filing its
report with the General Assembly.
 
    Section 20. Repealer. This Act is repealed on January 1,
2011.
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/25/2009