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 Bill Status of HB2737  101st General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Michael Halpin

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Scott M. Bennett - Jacqueline Y. Collins)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/23/2019HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0484

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
70 ILCS 405/2from Ch. 5, par. 107
70 ILCS 405/3.23 new
70 ILCS 405/10from Ch. 5, par. 115
70 ILCS 405/22.01from Ch. 5, par. 127.1
70 ILCS 405/22.03from Ch. 5, par. 127.3
70 ILCS 405/22.05from Ch. 5, par. 127.5
70 ILCS 405/22.07afrom Ch. 5, par. 127.7a

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Soil and Water Conservation Districts Act. Provides that the purposes of soil and water conservation districts include the conservation of soil health, organic matter in soil and plants, and water quality (rather than just water); and the improvement of resilience to droughts, floods, and other extreme weather. Defines "soil health". Allows districts to initiate and conduct specified activities regarding improvement of soil health, including surveys, investigations, research, development of comprehensive plans, entering into agreements with or cooperating with other entities, and making agricultural and engineering machinery and equipment available to landowners or occupiers within the district. Makes other changes.

DateChamber Action
  2/14/2019HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Michael Halpin
  2/14/2019HouseFirst Reading
  2/14/2019HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/26/2019HouseAssigned to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  3/5/2019HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Agriculture & Conservation Committee; 013-000-000
  3/7/2019HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/19/2019HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/19/2019HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/27/2019HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 112-000-000
  3/27/2019SenateArrive in Senate
  3/27/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/27/2019SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Scott M. Bennett
  3/27/2019SenateFirst Reading
  3/27/2019SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/30/2019SenateApproved for Consideration Assignments
  4/30/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 1, 2019
  5/16/2019SenateSecond Reading
  5/16/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 17, 2019
  5/22/2019SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/24/2019SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2019
  5/29/2019SenateThird Reading - Passed; 059-000-000
  5/29/2019HousePassed Both Houses
  6/27/2019HouseSent to the Governor
  8/23/2019HouseGovernor Approved
  8/23/2019HouseEffective Date January 1, 2020
  8/23/2019HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0484

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