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 Bill Status of HB1608  103rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Rita Mayfield - Joyce Mason - Carol Ammons - Daniel Didech, Lilian Jiménez, Janet Yang Rohr, Kam Buckner, Nabeela Syed, Laura Faver Dias and Kevin John Olickal

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/27/2023HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
415 ILCS 5/22.59
415 ILCS 5/22.59a new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that owners and operators of CCR surface impoundments at electric generating plants that are bordering Lake Michigan shall close the CCR surface impoundment by removal by off-site disposal, pursuant to specified provisions and requirements. In additional provisions, requires an owner or operator to remove from his or her site, for off-site disposal, all CCR generated by a facility that is not disposed of, treated, stored, or abandoned in a CCR surface impoundment, and remediate all soil and groundwater impacted by that CCR, in accordance with specified requirements. Requires owners or operators to submit specified plans and reports to the Environmental Protection Agency. Provides that an owner or operator shall post with the Agency a performance bond or other security for the purpose of ensuring removal and remediation in accordance with the provisions. Provides that the Agency may enter into such contracts and agreements as it deems necessary to carry out the purposes of the provisions. Provides that neither the State, nor the Director of the Agency, nor any State employee shall be liable for any damages or injuries arising out of or resulting from any action taken under the provisions. Contains other provisions. Contains a severability provision. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  1/31/2023HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Rita Mayfield
  2/1/2023HouseFirst Reading
  2/1/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/15/2023HouseAssigned to Energy & Environment Committee
  2/21/2023HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Energy & Environment Committee; 016-010-000
  2/22/2023HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  2/22/2023HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/28/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lilian Jiménez
  3/2/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Janet Yang Rohr
  3/8/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kam Buckner
  3/13/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Nabeela Syed
  3/14/2023HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  3/14/2023HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Carol Ammons
  3/14/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
  3/14/2023HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  3/14/2023HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
  3/16/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Faver Dias
  3/16/2023HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  3/16/2023HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
  3/16/2023HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Carol Ammons
  3/16/2023HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Daniel Didech
  3/20/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kevin John Olickal
  3/22/2023HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/22/2023HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/27/2023HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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