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Full Text of HB4986  97th General Assembly


Rep. Karen May

Filed: 3/5/2012





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 4986 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Illinois Solid Waste Management Act is
5amended by adding Section 10 as follows:
6    (415 ILCS 20/10 new)
7    Sec. 10. Solid Waste Reduction and Management Task Force.
8    (a) A Solid Waste Reduction and Management Task Force is
9hereby created with the goal of providing suggestions for more
10efficiently and effectively collecting, processing, and
11managing recyclable, reusable, and compostable materials that
12are currently disposed of as solid waste, in a manner that
13promotes economic development, protects environmental and
14public health and safety, and allows the most practical and
15beneficial use of those materials. The Task Force's review
16shall include, but not be limited to, the following topics:



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1county recycling and waste management planning; recordkeeping
2used to track recycling, reuse, and composting rates; current
3and future landfill space needs; source reduction, recycling,
4composting, and reuse programs; solid waste management and
5disposal; funding for State and local oversight and regulation
6of solid waste management programs and solid waste management
7facilities; and funding for State and local support of projects
8that advance source reduction, recycling, reuse, composting,
9and proper management of household hazardous waste.
10    (b) The Task Force shall consist of the following members
11appointed as follows:
12        (1) four legislators consisting of one designated by
13    each of the following: the President of the Senate, the
14    Minority Leader of the Senate, the Speaker of the House,
15    and the Minority Leader of the House;
16        (2) the Director of the Illinois Environmental
17    Protection Agency, or his or her representative;
18        (3) the Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity,
19    or his or her representative;
20        (4) two persons designated by the Director of Commerce
21    and Economic Opportunity to represent local governments;
22        (5) two persons designated by the Director of the
23    Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to represent the
24    solid waste management industry;
25        (6) two persons designated by the Director of Commerce
26    and Economic Opportunity to represent the recycling



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1    industry; and
2        (7) two persons designated by the Director of the
3    Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to represent
4    environmental interest groups.
5    (c) The Directors of the Illinois Environmental Protection
6Agency and the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity,
7or their representatives, shall co-chair and facilitate the
8Task Force.
9    (d) The members of the Task Force shall be designated no
10later than 60 days after the effective date of this Section.
11The members of the Task Force shall not receive compensation
12for serving as members of the Task Force, but may be reimbursed
13for actual expenses incurred in the performance of their
14official duties from funds appropriated for that purpose.
15    (e) A majority of the Task Force shall constitute a quorum
16for the transaction of its business. The Task Force may convene
17and meet before all designees are appointed. The Task Force
18shall meet at least quarterly. The Task Force co-chairs may
19establish subcommittees for the purpose of making special
20studies. The subcommittees may include non-Task-Force members
21as resource persons.
22    (f) The Task Force shall make recommendations resulting
23from its study and shall submit a report of its findings and
24recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly no
25later than 2 years after the effective date of this Section.
26The report may be in the form of proposed legislation.



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1    (g) This Section is repealed one year after the date that
2the Task Force is required to report its findings under
3subsection (f).
4    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
5becoming law.".