Bill Status of HB3158  103rd General Assembly


Short Description:  NATURAL ORG REDUCE REG-ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy - Mary Beth Canty - Laura Faver Dias, Joyce Mason, Kevin John Olickal, Katie Stuart, Jaime M. Andrade, Jr., Ann M. Williams, Terra Costa Howard, Elizabeth "Lisa" Hernandez, Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, Maurice A. West, II, Aaron M. Ortiz, Dagmara Avelar, Edgar Gonzalez, Jr., Theresa Mah, Lilian Jiménez, Anne Stava-Murray, Hoan Huynh, Kam Buckner, Will Guzzardi, Diane Blair-Sherlock and Janet Yang Rohr

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Mike Simmons, Adriane Johnson, Sara Feigenholtz, Ann Gillespie, Willie Preston, Rachel Ventura and Mary Edly-Allen)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/8/2024SenateTo Subcommittee on End of Life Issues

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Natural Organic Reduction Regulation Act. Provides that any person doing business in this State, or any cemetery, crematory, funeral establishment, corporation, partnership, joint venture, voluntary organization, or any other entity, may erect, maintain, and operate a natural organic reduction facility in the State and provide the necessary appliances and facilities for the natural organic reduction of human remains in accordance with the Act. Provides that an individual or a person, cemetery, crematory, funeral establishment, corporation, partnership, joint venture, voluntary organization, or other entity may reduce human remains only in a natural organic reduction facility operated by a disposition authority licensed for this purpose and only under the limitations provided in the Act. Provides for: grounds for denial or discipline; surrender of a license; license, display, transfer; authorizing agent; authorization for natural organic reduction; performance of natural organic reduction services, training; recordkeeping; natural organic reduction procedures; disposition of reduced human remains; limitation of liability; hazardous implants; penalties; failure to file an annual report; injunctive action, cease and desist order; service of notice; investigations, notice and hearing; compelling testimony; administrative review, venue, certification of record, costs; and preneed of natural organic reduction arrangements.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Provides that applications for licensure as a disposition authority shall be accompanied by a fee of $100 (instead of $250) and that renewal fees are $100 (instead of $250). Provides that each disposition authority shall file an annual report with the Comptroller, accompanied with a $25 fee plus $5 (instead of $15) for each natural organic reduction performed that calendar year. Specifies that the $25 annual report fee shall be deposited into the Comptroller's Administrative Fund, and the $5 fee for each natural organic reduction performed shall be deposited into the Cemetery Consumer Protection Fund. Removes language providing that the delivery of the reduced human remains may be made in person or by registered mail. Makes a grammatical correction.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Makes grammatical changes.

House Floor Amendment No. 3
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill, with the changes proposed in House Amendment No. 1 and House Amendment No. 2, and the following additional changes. Requires the vessels used for natural organic reduction to be made of stainless steel, to be leakproof, to promote aerobic reduction, and to allow for the continuous monitoring of the reduction process. Requires the natural organic reduction facility to have a ventilation system. Requires the reduction facility to meet or exceed requirements set by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (rather than standards set by the Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Specifies that certain chemical analyses are to be performed by a laboratory accredited by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program. Provides that, in the case of an event where the health of the public may be at risk or there are signs at a facility of a potential health hazard, the Illinois Department of Public Health shall be consulted to assess the natural organic reduction facility. Makes other technical changes. Effective January 1, 2025.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/16/2023HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  2/17/2023HouseFirst Reading
  2/17/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/28/2023HouseAssigned to Energy & Environment Committee
  3/3/2023HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary Beth Canty
  3/3/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  3/3/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kevin John Olickal
  3/3/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
  3/3/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  3/3/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  3/3/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard
  3/3/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth "Lisa" Hernandez
  3/3/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
  3/3/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
  3/3/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
  3/3/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dagmara Avelar
  3/3/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.
  3/3/2023HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  3/6/2023HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Faver Dias
  3/7/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  3/7/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lilian Jiménez
  3/7/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  3/7/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Hoan Huynh
  3/7/2023HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Energy & Environment Committee; 016-010-000
  3/8/2023HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/8/2023HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/8/2023HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/8/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kam Buckner
  3/13/2023HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/13/2023HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/14/2023HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Energy & Environment Committee
  3/14/2023HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Energy & Environment Committee
  3/15/2023HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Energy & Environment Committee; 017-007-000
  3/15/2023HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Energy & Environment Committee; 017-007-000
  3/20/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  3/21/2023HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/21/2023HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/22/2023HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Rules Refers to Energy & Environment Committee
  3/22/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  3/22/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Diane Blair-Sherlock
  3/22/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Janet Yang Rohr
  3/22/2023HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/22/2023HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/23/2023HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Energy & Environment Committee; 017-003-000
  3/24/2023HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/24/2023HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  3/24/2023HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted
  3/24/2023HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/24/2023HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 063-038-000
  3/24/2023HouseMotion Filed to Reconsider Vote Rep. Anna Moeller
  4/3/2023HouseMotion to Reconsider Vote - Withdrawn Rep. Anna Moeller
  4/18/2023SenateArrive in Senate
  4/18/2023SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/18/2023SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Mike Simmons
  4/18/2023SenateFirst Reading
  4/18/2023SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/25/2023SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
  4/25/2023SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Adriane Johnson
  4/25/2023SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Sara Feigenholtz
  4/25/2023SenateSponsor Removed Sen. Christopher Belt
  4/26/2023SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Ann Gillespie
  4/26/2023SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Willie Preston
  4/26/2023SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachel Ventura
  7/5/2023SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Mary Edly-Allen
  5/7/2024SenateAssigned to Executive
  5/7/2024SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 10, 2024
  5/8/2024SenateTo Subcommittee on End of Life Issues
  5/9/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Mike Simmons
  5/9/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/10/2024SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 17, 2024
  5/14/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Executive
  5/16/2024SenateSponsor Removed Sen. Christopher Belt
  5/16/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Mike Simmons
  5/16/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  5/17/2024SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 24, 2024
  5/17/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments