|Public Act 097-0391|
|SB2193 Enrolled||LRB097 08242 JDS 48368 b|
AN ACT concerning environmental justice.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Environmental Justice Act.
The General Assembly
(i) the principle of environmental justice requires
that no segment of the population, regardless of race,
national origin, age, or income, should bear
disproportionately high or adverse effects of
(ii) certain communities in the State may suffer
disproportionately from environmental hazards related to
facilities with permits approved by the State; and
(iii) these environmental hazards can cause long-term
Commission on Environmental Justice.
(a) The Commission on Environmental Justice is established
and consists of the following 20 voting members:
(1) 2 members of the Senate, one appointed by the
President of the Senate and the other by the Minority