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 Bill Status of HB2728  101st General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Theresa Mah, Karina Villa, Kelly M. Cassidy, Elizabeth Hernandez and Jonathan "Yoni" Pizer

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
415 ILCS 5/40.4 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that the Environmental Protection Agency shall ensure that possible adverse economic, social, and environmental effects on environmental justice communities relating to any permit or permit renewal have been fully considered prior to publishing a draft permit or permit renewal for public comment, and that the final decision on the permit or permit renewal is made in the best overall public interest. Provides that any person or entity seeking a permit or permit renewal in an environmental justice community shall give public notice with specified information to the residents of the environmental justice community. Provides that environmental justice community residents shall have 90 days following a community meeting to submit comments to the Agency. Provides that a permit applicant for permitted activity sited in an environmental justice community shall enter into a community benefits agreement with the unit of local government in whose jurisdiction the permit applicant has applied. Provides that the community benefits agreement must, at a minimum, contain provisions requiring the permit applicant to mitigate the environmental and public health impact of the permitted activity in the environmental justice community. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/14/2019HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Theresa Mah
  2/14/2019HouseFirst Reading
  2/14/2019HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/26/2019HouseAssigned to Public Utilities Committee
  3/21/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karina Villa
  3/21/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/29/2019HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  4/2/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  2/18/2020HouseAssigned to Public Utilities Committee
  2/26/2020HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan "Yoni" Pizer
  6/23/2020HouseRule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

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