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Public Act 92-0264
HB0842 Enrolled LRB9206862TAtm
AN ACT to create the Carbon Sequestration Study Act.
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 Sequestration Study Act.
Section 5. Carbon Sequestration Advisory Committee;
(a) The Carbon Sequestration Advisory Committee is
created within the Department of Agriculture.
(b) The Advisory Committee shall study and investigate
the potential for carbon sequestration in Illinois, focusing
on air quality and the preservation of agricultural
(c) The Director of Agriculture shall appoint the
members of the Advisory Committee. The membership of the
Advisory Committee shall include representatives of the
following: the Department of Agriculture, the Department of
Natural Resources, the United States Department of
Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the
University of Illinois. The Director of Agriculture may
appoint any other members deemed necessary. The Director of
Agriculture shall designate one of the Advisory Committee
members to serve as the chairperson of the Advisory Committee
and shall provide staffing support for the Committee. All
Advisory Committee members shall serve without compensation,
but may be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in the
performance of their duties.
Section 10. Report. The Committee shall report to the
General Assembly not later than February 1, 2002, setting out
its findings and recommendations and proposing how best to
proceed with the study of carbon sequestration, including
various trading options and alternatives, considering air
quality and the preservation of agricultural resources.
Section 90. Repeal. This Act is repealed on June 1,
Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
Passed in the General Assembly May 15, 2001.
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