Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Mississippi River Coordinating Council Act. Provides that the Mississippi River Coordinating Council shall include a standing subcommittee called the Mississippi River Parkway Subcommittee (the Subcommittee). Provides that the Subcommittee shall consist of 6 public members residing within counties in the State that are adjacent to the Mississippi River and ex-officio members from the State with specific knowledge of the Mississippi River. Provides that the chairperson of the Mississippi River Coordinating Council shall appoint the Subcommittee members and that the Subcommittee members shall be non-voting members of the Council. Sets forth the duties of the Subcommittee. Effective immediately.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Mississippi River Coordinating Council Act. Adds 3 new members to the Mississippi River Coordinating Council. Provides that members of the Council shall appoint one member of the Council to serve as the Illinois representative to the National Mississippi River Parkway Commission. Requires that the Council identify possible sources of additional funding for projects and activities related to the Great River Road, a national scenic and recreational highway. Provides that the Secretary of Transportation, the Director of Agriculture, the Director of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Director of Historic Preservation, the Director of Natural Resources, and the Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity shall each designate at least one employee from his or her respective agency to assist the Council. Effective immediately.