Bill Status of HB3592 97th General Assembly
Short Description: GROW GREEN IL JOBS ACT
Rep. Michelle Mussman - Robyn Gabel
| 1/8/2013||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Grow Green Illinois Jobs Act. Provides that notwithstanding the provisions of any other Act, any State agency or unit of local government shall expedite permitting and approval for the siting and location of machinery and equipment used directly in generating electricity using fuel cells, low impact hydro, wind, geothermal resources, biomass, cogeneration, sun or landfill gas as the principal source of power within its jurisdictional or regulatory authority. Provides that in order to receive certification or approval for expedited permitting and approval under the Act, a person proposing to site a renewable energy project in the State shall meet the certain construction standards and conduct certain public workshops. Provides that issuance of a certificate or approval under the Act shall not be construed to preempt jurisdiction of any State agency or unit of local government over matters that are not included in and governed by the certificate, including, but not limited to, employee health and safety, wage and hour or other labor regulations, or other design and operational issues that do not relate to the siting of the renewable energy facilities. Provides that the provisions of the Act shall no longer apply on January 1, 2013 or, if an application for a renewable energy project in the State has been filed before January 1, 2013, until the application has been finally acted upon, whichever is later. Sets forth provisions concerning legislative intent and purpose and definitions. Amends the Counties Code, the Illinois Municipal Code, the Environmental Protection Act to make corresponding changes.