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 Bill Status of SB3101  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  EPA-VOLKSWAGEN SETTLEMENT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Cristina Castro - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Iris Y. Martinez - Julie A. Morrison, Heather A. Steans, Elgie R. Sims, Jr. and Laura M. Murphy

House Sponsors
(Rep. Carol Sente - Stephanie A. Kifowit, Emanuel Chris Welch and Michelle Mussman)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/9/2019SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
415 ILCS 5/52.3-15 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Contains provisions requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to create a State beneficiary mitigation plan in accordance with specified consent decrees. Provides that the Agency shall establish the Volkswagen Settlement Task Force. Contains provisions concerning the membership of the Task Force. Provides that the Task Force shall conduct listening sessions, review the requirements of a specified trust agreement, evaluate public comments, and prepare a report of its recommendations for use of the funds received by the State from the trust agreement. Provides that the Task Force shall submit the report to the Governor and the General Assembly by no later than January 1, 2019. Provides that based on information provided by the Task Force, a public comment period, and other specified considerations, the Agency shall create a draft and final version of the State plan. Provides that within 30 days of the effective date, the Environmental Protection Agency shall create a page on its website that provides the public with specified information relating to the specified consent decrees. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Creates the Volkswagen Settlement Environmental Beneficiary Mitigation Plan Task Force. Provides that the Task Force shall conduct 6 public listening sessions statewide to gather public input on priorities for use of the funds received by the State from a specified environmental mitigation trust agreement. Provides that the Task Force shall review the environmental mitigation trust agreement requirements, evaluate public comments, and prepare a report of its recommendations for use of the funds received by the State from the trust. Provides that the Task Force shall submit its report to the Governor and the General Assembly by no later than 150 days, but no sooner than 140 days, after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Contains provisions concerning the membership of the Task Force. Provides that the provisions creating the Task Force are inoperative 210 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Provides that the Environmental Protection Agency shall administer the moneys available to the State under the specified environmental mitigation trust agreement for certain categories of projects. Contains various provisions concerning the Agency and a specified beneficiary mitigation plan. Provides that a beneficiary mitigation plan filed before the effective date of the amendatory Act shall be revised to comply with the amendatory Act and shall be resubmitted in accordance with the environmental mitigation trust agreement and the amendatory Act. Provides that the Agency shall extend the Agency's draft beneficiary mitigation plan public comment period deadline of April 13, 2018 to 120 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Provides that during the extended 120-day public comment period, the Agency and Task Force shall conduct 6 public stakeholder hearings statewide to seek public comments on the draft beneficiary mitigation plan. Provides that based on recommendations from the Task Force, public listening sessions, and the need for the State to reduce air pollution, the Agency shall amend its beneficiary mitigation plan outlining how it will spend allocated funds from the environmental mitigation trust for beneficial projects in the State that mitigate the excess emissions of nitrogen oxides from Volkswagen diesel vehicles. Provides that the Agency shall prepare and resubmit an amended final version of the beneficiary mitigation plan to the trustee of the environmental mitigation trust agreement no sooner than 30 days after the Task Force submits its report, and only after receiving and considering the recommendations of the Task Force, reactions from written submissions, and the public hearings. Provides that after the amended final version of the beneficiary mitigation plan is submitted to the trustee of the environmental mitigation trust, the Agency shall provide for an open period of no less 60 days for interested parties to submit eligible project proposals to the Agency. Provides that at the conclusion of this open period, the Agency may award funds to these projects. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/15/2018SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Cristina Castro
  2/15/2018SenateFirst Reading
  2/15/2018SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/21/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  2/27/2018SenateAssigned to Environment and Conservation
  2/27/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  3/1/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  3/1/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  3/1/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  4/12/2018SenateDo Pass Environment and Conservation; 006-000-000
  4/12/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 17, 2018
  4/20/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Cristina Castro
  4/20/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/23/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Environment and Conservation
  4/25/2018SenateSecond Reading
  4/25/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 26, 2018
  4/26/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Environment and Conservation; 005-002-000
  4/26/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  4/26/2018SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/26/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Castro
  4/26/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  4/26/2018SenateVerified
  4/26/2018SenateThird Reading - Passed; 031-021-000
  4/26/2018HouseArrived in House
  4/26/2018HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  4/26/2018HouseFirst Reading
  4/26/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/7/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  5/7/2018HouseAssigned to Environment
  5/9/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  5/10/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Anna Moeller
  5/10/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/11/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Anna Moeller
  5/11/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/14/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Environment
  5/14/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Environment
  5/17/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  5/18/2018HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 25, 2018
  5/23/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Anna Moeller
  5/23/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/24/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 3 Rules Refers to Environment
  5/25/2018HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2018
  5/31/2018HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  5/31/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  5/31/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  5/31/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 3 Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  11/20/2018HouseAssigned to Environment
  11/26/2018HouseAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Carol Sente
  11/26/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 4 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Carol Sente
  11/26/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 4 Referred to Rules Committee
  11/26/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 5 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Carol Sente
  11/26/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 5 Referred to Rules Committee
  11/27/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 4 Rules Refers to Environment
  11/27/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 5 Rules Refers to Environment
  11/27/2018HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Environment; 016-000-000
  11/27/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 4 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  11/27/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 5 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  11/27/2018HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  11/27/2018HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  11/27/2018HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  11/27/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 6 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Carol Sente
  11/27/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 6 Referred to Rules Committee
  11/28/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 6 Rules Refers to Environment
  12/30/2018HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) January 8, 2019
  1/9/2019SenateSession Sine Die

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