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 Bill Status of SB0793  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  EPA-PROHIBITS MIXING SHARPS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Linda Holmes - Melinda Bush and Martin A. Sandoval

House Sponsors
(Rep. Ann M. Williams - Rita Mayfield, Laura Fine and Thaddeus Jones)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/20/2015SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0082

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
415 ILCS 5/56.1from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1056.1
415 ILCS 5/56.7


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that, beginning July 1, 2015, no person may knowingly mix sharps, including, but not limited to, hypodermic, intravenous, or other medical needles or syringes or other medical household waste containing used or unused sharps, including, but not limited to, hypodermic, intravenous, or other medical needles or syringes or other sharps, with any other material intended for collection as a recyclable material by a residential hauler. Provides that, beginning July 1, 2015, no person may knowingly place sharps into a container intended for collection by a commercial hauler for processing at a recycling center. Provides that, beginning on July 1, 2015, State agencies and local governments, as well as businesses and non-profit organizations may establish various specified sharps disposal programs. Provides that the Environmental Protection Agency may provide educational materials to the public about the safe management and proper disposal of household generated sharps through the use of literature, websites, DVDs, a toll-free number, or any other method which the Agency deems appropriate. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
415 ILCS 5/56.7
Adds reference to:
20 ILCS 2310/2310-252

Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law. Provides that as soon as practicable after the effective date of this amendatory Act, the Department of Public Health shall review and, if necessary, revise specified guidelines and educational materials. Removes a provision concerning State agencies and local governments establishing sharps disposal programs. Makes other changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/5/2015SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Linda Holmes
  2/5/2015SenateFirst Reading
  2/5/2015SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/17/2015SenateAssigned to Environment and Conservation
  3/4/2015SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  3/5/2015SenatePostponed - Environment and Conservation
  3/16/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Linda Holmes
  3/16/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/17/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Environment and Conservation
  3/19/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/19/2015SenateDo Pass as Amended Environment and Conservation; 007-000-000
  3/19/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 24, 2015
  3/24/2015SenateSecond Reading
  3/24/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 25, 2015
  4/16/2015SenateThird Reading - Passed; 054-000-000
  4/16/2015HouseArrived in House
  4/17/2015HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  4/17/2015HouseFirst Reading
  4/17/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/20/2015HouseAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Ann M. Williams
  4/20/2015HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  4/27/2015HouseAssigned to Environment
  5/1/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  5/8/2015HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) May 15, 2015
  5/14/2015HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Environment; 015-000-000
  5/14/2015HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/15/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones
  5/18/2015HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/18/2015HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/20/2015HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 115-000-000
  5/20/2015SenatePassed Both Houses
  5/30/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  6/18/2015SenateSent to the Governor
  7/20/2015SenateGovernor Approved
  7/20/2015SenateEffective Date July 20, 2015
  7/20/2015SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0082

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