Bill Status of HB2879 97th General Assembly
Short Description: FUNDING FOR WATER POLLUTION
Rep. William Davis
| 1/8/2013||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Fertilizer Act of 1961. Provides that inspection fees for all commercial fertilizers and custom mixes shall be $1 per ton (up from 25˘ per ton). Provides that seven-eighths (up from one-half) of the $1 per ton inspection fee shall be paid into the Fertilizer Control Fund. Provides that not less than 50% of the funds appropriated to the fertilizer research and education program shall be used for projects designed to avoid or reduce water pollution that may arise from the use of fertilizer in agriculture. Increases the Fertilizer Research and Education Council members to 15 (up from 9) and provides qualifications for the additional members. Makes other changes. Effective January 1, 2012.