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 Bill Status of HB5351  101st General Assembly

Short Description:  EPA-BALLOONS

House Sponsors
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy - David A. Welter and Jonathan "Yoni" Pizer

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
415 ILCS 5/52.10 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that no person shall knowingly release or cause or organize the release of balloons into the air unless the balloons are (1) used by an institution of higher education or a governmental agency, or pursuant to a governmental contract, for bona fide scientific or meteorological purposes or (2) released indoors and remain indoors. Provides that persons who violate the amendatory Act's provisions shall be subject to a civil penalty of $500 for each offense, and that the release of 50 balloons or fewer at one time is a single offense. Effective January 1, 2021.

DateChamber Action
  2/14/2020HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  2/18/2020HouseFirst Reading
  2/18/2020HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/26/2020HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan "Yoni" Pizer
  3/4/2020HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. David A. Welter
  3/12/2020HouseAssigned to Energy & Environment Committee
  6/23/2020HouseRule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

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