Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Hydrogen Economy Act. Creates the Hydrogen Economy Task Force. Provides for membership of the Task Force. Provides that members of the Task Force shall serve without compensation. Provides for meetings of the Task Force. Provides that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity shall provide administrative support to the Task Force. Provides for duties of the Task Force. Provides that the Task Force shall report to the Governor and the General Assembly by December 1 of each year on its activities, findings, and recommendations. Effective immediately.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adds members to the Hydrogen Economy Task Force. Modifies the duties of the Task Force to specify that the duties include identifying barriers to the widespread development of hydrogen, including within environmental justice communities.
House Committee Amendment No. 2 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the engrossed bill with the following changes. Adds three members to the Hydrogen Economy Task Force: one member representing a non-profit energy research organization, appointed by the Governor; one representative of a trade association representing the investor-owned electric and natural gas utilities and power generation companies in the State of Illinois, appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; and one representative of a trade association representing wind and solar electric generators, renewable transmission companies, appointed by the President of the Senate.