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 Bill Status of HB3139  9th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Roger L. Eddy and Michelle Mussman

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Dale A. Righter)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/14/2011HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0134

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
605 ILCS 5/9-119.6 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides that the Department of Transportation may issue a switchgrass production permit authorizing the planting and harvesting of switchgrass on a specified right-of-way in this State. Provides that an owner or owner's designee has priority until March 1 of each year to receive a permit for the portion of right-of-way that is adjacent to the owner's land, and after March 1 of each year, a permit may be issued to an applicant that is not the owner of the land adjacent to the right-of-way for a maximum distance of 5 miles. Provides that permits are valid for 5 years. Provides that the non-refundable application fee for every permit is $200, and all fees collected by the Department shall be deposited into the Road Fund. Provides for permit application requirements, including assumption of all liability for activities permitted by the Department and proof of liability insurance. Provides limitations on the use of the permit, cancellation procedures, and provides that the Department of Transportation may promulgate rules for the administration of the permit program.

DateChamber Action
  2/23/2011HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Roger L. Eddy
  2/23/2011HouseFirst Reading
  2/23/2011HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/28/2011HouseAssigned to Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges Committee
  3/8/2011HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges Committee; 014-000-000
  3/9/2011HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/17/2011HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/17/2011HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/29/2011HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 114-000-000
  3/29/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  3/30/2011SenateArrive in Senate
  3/30/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading March 31, 2011
  3/30/2011SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Dale A. Righter
  3/31/2011SenateFirst Reading
  3/31/2011SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/27/2011SenateAssigned to Transportation
  5/5/2011SenateDo Pass Transportation; 008-000-000
  5/5/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 6, 2011
  5/6/2011SenateSecond Reading
  5/6/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 10, 2011
  5/12/2011SenateThird Reading - Passed; 055-001-000
  5/12/2011HousePassed Both Houses
  6/10/2011HouseSent to the Governor
  7/14/2011HouseGovernor Approved
  7/14/2011HouseEffective Date January 1, 2012
  7/14/2011HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0134

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