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 Bill Status of SB0681  99th General Assembly

Short Description:  EXOTIC WEED ACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Daniel Biss - Linda Holmes - David Koehler, Melinda Bush, William R. Haine, John M. Sullivan, Patricia Van Pelt, Julie A. Morrison, John G. Mulroe, Chris Nybo and Jason A. Barickman

House Sponsors
(Rep. Brandon W. Phelps - Mike Fortner, Dwight Kay, Michael D. Unes, John Bradley, Linda Chapa LaVia and Kelly M. Burke)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/20/2015SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0081

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
525 ILCS 10/3from Ch. 5, par. 933

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Exotic Weed Act. Adds exotic bush honeysuckles (Lonicera maackii, Lonicera tatarica, Lonicera morrowii, and Lonicera fragrantissima), exotic olives (Elaeagnus umbellata, Elaeagnus pungens, Elaeagnus angustifolia), salt cedar (all members of the Tamarix genus), poison hemlock (Conium maculatum), giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum), Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus), and lesser celandine (Ficaria verna), teasel (all members of the Dipsacus genus), and Japanese, giant, and Bohemian knotweed (Fallopia japonica, syn. Polygonum cuspidatum; Fallopia sachalinensis; and Fallopia x bohemica, resp.) to designated exotic weeds.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
525 ILCS 10/4from Ch. 5, par. 934

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the language of the introduced bill. Further amends the Illinois Exotic Weed Act. Provides that specified permits may be used for the use of exotic olive (Elaeagnus umbellata, Elaeagnus pungens, Elaeagnus angustifolia) berries in the manufacture of value added products. Provides that the exotic berry permit holder must register annually with the Department of Natural Resources and be able to demonstrate to the Department that seeds remaining post-manufacture are sterile or otherwise unviable.

DateChamber Action
  2/3/2015SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Daniel Biss
  2/3/2015SenateFirst Reading
  2/3/2015SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/11/2015SenateAssigned to Environment and Conservation
  2/19/2015SenatePostponed - Environment and Conservation
  3/4/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  3/4/2015SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  3/4/2015SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  3/5/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Daniel Biss
  3/5/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/5/2015SenatePostponed - Environment and Conservation
  3/10/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. William R. Haine
  3/10/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Environment and Conservation
  3/12/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/12/2015SenateDo Pass as Amended Environment and Conservation; 007-000-000
  3/12/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 17, 2015
  3/18/2015SenateSecond Reading
  3/18/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 19, 2015
  3/19/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John M. Sullivan
  3/24/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  3/26/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  4/6/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John G. Mulroe
  4/8/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Chris Nybo
  4/15/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jason A. Barickman
  4/15/2015SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  4/15/2015HouseArrived in House
  4/15/2015HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  4/15/2015HouseFirst Reading
  4/15/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/20/2015HouseAssigned to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  4/20/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Dwight Kay
  4/24/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael D. Unes
  4/30/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. John Bradley
  5/4/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  5/8/2015HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) May 15, 2015
  5/12/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Burke
  5/12/2015HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Agriculture & Conservation Committee; 016-000-000
  5/13/2015HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/18/2015HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/18/2015HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/18/2015HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Fortner
  5/20/2015HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 115-000-000
  5/20/2015SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/18/2015SenateSent to the Governor
  7/20/2015SenateGovernor Approved
  7/20/2015SenateEffective Date January 1, 2016
  7/20/2015SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0081

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