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 Bill Status of HB5296  103rd General Assembly

Short Description:  DNR-MONARCH ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Laura Faver Dias - Sonya M. Harper - Harry Benton - Anna Moeller, Lindsey LaPointe, Joyce Mason, Sharon Chung, Matt Hanson, Will Guzzardi, Dagmara Avelar and Carol Ammons

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Karina Villa - Mary Edly-Allen and Mike Porfirio)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/19/2024HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 103-0704

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Mobilizing Our Neighborhoods to Adopt Resilient Conservation Habitats (MONARCH) Act. Authorizes the Department of Natural Resources to provide financial and technical assistance for the planting of native and pollinator-friendly plants. Provides that the Department may prioritize grants based on the presence of certain species. Requires the Department to publish information on its website and design a yard sign. Provides that homeowners associations and common interest communities may not prohibit the planting of a pollinator habitat. Authorizes collaboration. Authorizes the Department to adopt rules. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Homeowners' Native Landscaping Act. Provides that an association shall not prohibit any resident or owner from planting or growing Illinois native species on the resident's or owner's lawn, with certain requirements. Provides for an Association to be able to adopt reasonable rules and regulations governing native landscapes, with certain requirements. Defines terms. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/8/2024HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Laura Faver Dias
  2/9/2024HouseFirst Reading
  2/9/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/28/2024HouseAssigned to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  3/11/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lindsey LaPointe
  3/27/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  3/27/2024HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Laura Faver Dias
  3/27/2024HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/2/2024HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  4/2/2024HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Agriculture & Conservation Committee; by Voice Vote
  4/2/2024HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Agriculture & Conservation Committee; 006-003-000
  4/3/2024HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/16/2024HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  4/16/2024HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry Benton
  4/17/2024HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/17/2024HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/18/2024HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sharon Chung
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Matt Hanson
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dagmara Avelar
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/18/2024HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 072-037-000
  4/18/2024HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  4/19/2024SenateArrive in Senate
  4/19/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 30, 2024
  4/19/2024HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  4/24/2024SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Karina Villa
  4/24/2024SenateFirst Reading
  4/24/2024SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/30/2024SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  4/30/2024SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 10, 2024
  5/8/2024SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 007-001-000
  5/8/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 9, 2024
  5/14/2024SenateSecond Reading
  5/14/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/14/2024SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mary Edly-Allen
  5/16/2024SenateThird Reading - Passed; 042-017-000
  5/16/2024HousePassed Both Houses
  6/13/2024HouseSent to the Governor
  7/16/2024SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Porfirio
  7/19/2024HouseGovernor Approved
  7/19/2024HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 103-0704

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