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Public Act 100-0403


 

Public Act 0403 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 100-0403
 
SB0611 EnrolledLRB100 07372 MJP 17436 b

    AN ACT concerning safety.
 
    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
Mahomet Aquifer Protection Task Force Act.
 
    Section 5. Mahomet Aquifer Protection Task Force created.
There is created the Mahomet Aquifer Protection Task Force to
address the issue of maintaining the clean drinking water of
the Mahomet Aquifer, the principal aquifer in east-central
Illinois. The Mahomet Aquifer Protection Task Force shall
consist of the following persons:
        (1) one member of the Senate, appointed by the
    President of the Senate;
        (2) one member of the House of Representatives,
    appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
        (3) one member of the Senate, appointed by the Minority
    Leader of the Senate;
        (4) one member of the House of Representatives,
    appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of
    Representatives;
        (5) one member representing the Illinois Environmental
    Protection Agency, appointed by the Director of the
    Illinois Environmental Protection Agency;
        (6) two members representing a national waste and
    recycling organization, appointed by the Governor;
        (7) one member representing a statewide environmental
    organization, appointed by the Governor;
        (8) three members representing a non-profit consortium
    dedicated to the sustainability of the Mahomet Aquifer,
    appointed by the Governor;
        (9) one member representing the Illinois State Water
    Survey of the Prairie Research Institute of the University
    of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, appointed by the
    Governor;
        (10) one member representing a statewide association
    representing the pipe trades, appointed by the Governor;
        (11) one member representing the State's largest
    general farm organization, appointed by the Governor;
        (12) one member representing a statewide trade
    association representing manufacturers, appointed by the
    Governor;
        (13) one member representing a community health care
    organization located over the Mahomet Aquifer, appointed
    by the Governor;
        (14) seven members representing local government
    bodies located over the Mahomet Aquifer, appointed by the
    Governor;
        (15) one member representing a State labor
    organization that represents employees in the solid waste,
    recycling, and related industries, appointed by the
    Governor; and
        (16) one member representing a statewide business
    association with a focus on environmental issues,
    appointed by the Governor.
    Members shall be appointed within 90 days after the
effective date of this Act. The members of the Mahomet Aquifer
Protection Task Force shall serve without compensation.
 
    Section 10. Administrative support. The Illinois
Environmental Protection Agency shall provide administrative
and other support to the Mahomet Aquifer Protection Task Force.
 
    Section 15. Duties of Mahomet Aquifer Protection Task
Force. The Mahomet Aquifer Protection Task Force shall conduct
a study of the Mahomet Aquifer in furtherance of:
        (1) developing a State plan to maintain the groundwater
    quality of the Mahomet Aquifer;
        (2) identifying potential and current contamination
    threats to the water quality of the Mahomet Aquifer;
        (3) identifying actions that might be taken to ensure
    the long-term protection of the Mahomet Aquifer; and
        (4) making legislative recommendations for future
    protection of the Mahomet Aquifer.
 
    Section 20. Report. On or before July 1, 2018, the Mahomet
Aquifer Protection Task Force shall report its findings and
recommendations to the General Assembly, by filing copies of
its report as provided in Section 3.1 of the General Assembly
Organization Act, and to the Governor.
 
    Section 90. Expiration. This Act is repealed on July 1,
2019.
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/25/2017