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 Bill Status of HB2491  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  EPA-UNCONTAMINATED PLASTICS

House Sponsors
Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr. - Norine K. Hammond, David A. Welter, Monica Bristow, Jay Hoffman, Chris Miller, Brad Halbrook, Mark Batinick and Dave Severin

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Pat McGuire - Jason Plummer and Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/26/2019HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0141

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
415 ILCS 5/22.59 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that to the extent allowed by federal law, uncontaminated plastics that meet feedstock specifications for a gasification facility or pyrolysis facility, and that are further processed by a gasification facility or pyrolysis facility and returned to the economic mainstream in the form of crude oil, diesel, gasoline, home heating oil or other fuels, chemicals, waxes, lubricants, chemical feedstocks, diesel and gasoline blendstocks, or other raw materials or intermediate or final products, are considered recycled and are not subject to regulation as waste. Defines terms for these provisions. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Provides that, to the extent allowed by federal law, uncontaminated plastics that have been processed into a feedstock meeting feedstock specifications for a plastics gasification facility or plastics pyrolysis facility, and that are further processed by such a facility and returned to the economic mainstream in the form of raw materials or products, are considered recycled and are not subject to regulation as waste. Provides that the Environmental Protection Agency may propose to the Pollution Control Board for adoption, and the Board may adopt, rules establishing standards for materials accepted as feedstocks by plastics gasification facilities and plastics pyrolysis facilities, rules establishing standards for the management of feedstocks at plastics gasification facilities and plastics pyrolysis facilities, and any other rules, as may be necessary to implement and administer the amendatory Act's provisions.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Makes changes to the bill as amended by House Amendment No. 1 to provide that, if permitting and construction has commenced prior to July 1, 2025, a pilot project allowing for a pyrolysis or gasification facility is permitted for a locally zoned and approved site in either Will County or Grundy County. Provides that if permitting and construction for the pilot project has not commenced by July 1, 2025, the amendatory Act's provisions are repealed. Provides that the amendatory Act's effective date is July 1, 2020 (rather than immediate). Makes other changes.

House Floor Amendment No. 3
Makes changes to the bill as amended by House Amendments Nos. 1 and 2 to provide that a "plastics gasification facility" and "plastics pyrolysis facility" includes uncontaminated plastics that have been processed prior to receipt at the facility into a feedstock (currently, uncontaminated plastics that have been processed into a feedstock).

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/13/2019HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.
  2/13/2019HouseFirst Reading
  2/13/2019HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/26/2019HouseAssigned to Energy & Environment Committee
  3/19/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.
  3/19/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/20/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Energy & Environment Committee
  3/26/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Energy & Environment Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/26/2019HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Energy & Environment Committee; 022-008-000
  3/29/2019HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/5/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.
  4/5/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/9/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Energy & Environment Committee
  4/9/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.
  4/9/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/9/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Energy & Environment Committee; 020-004-000
  4/10/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Rules Refers to Energy & Environment Committee
  4/10/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  4/10/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David A. Welter
  4/10/2019HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/10/2019HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/11/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Energy & Environment Committee; 029-000-000
  4/11/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Monica Bristow
  4/11/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
  4/11/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Miller
  4/11/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Brad Halbrook
  4/11/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/11/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted
  4/11/2019HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/11/2019HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 106-004-001
  4/11/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Batinick
  4/11/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Severin
  4/12/2019SenateArrive in Senate
  4/12/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 30, 2019
  4/24/2019SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Pat McGuire
  4/24/2019SenateFirst Reading
  4/24/2019SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/30/2019SenateAssigned to Environment and Conservation
  5/9/2019SenateDo Pass Environment and Conservation; 007-000-000
  5/9/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 14, 2019
  5/9/2019SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jason Plummer
  5/15/2019SenateSecond Reading
  5/15/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 16, 2019
  5/16/2019SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
  5/16/2019SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
  5/16/2019HousePassed Both Houses
  6/14/2019HouseSent to the Governor
  7/26/2019HouseGovernor Approved
  7/26/2019HouseEffective Date July 1, 2020
  7/26/2019HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0141

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