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Full Text of HB2753  98th General Assembly


Sen. Daniel Biss

Filed: 5/23/2013





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2753 on page 1 by
3replacing lines 17 and 18 with the following:
4"and development of renewable energy resources;"; and
5on page 2 by replacing lines 5 through 9 with the following:
6    "(7) that so long as all affected public trust lands and
7waters of Lake Michigan remain under public ownership and
8control, the environmentally sustainable provision of
9renewable energy from offshore wind above Lake Michigan, in
10accordance with standards set by State and federal law and
11regulated by the State agency charged with protecting public
12trust lands and the public interest, would serve a public
13purpose and can be consistent with the public trust;"; and
14on page 2, in line 10, immediately after "the", by inserting



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1"State's"; and
2on page 2, in line 11, by deleting "has"; and
3on page 2 by replacing lines 13 and 14 with the following:
4"recommendations to further the sustainable and responsible
5development of the State's wind energy resources above Lake
6Michigan; and
7    (9) that the State of Illinois should consider the
8recommendations, criteria, and lessons learned from the
9Advisory Council's Final Report, as well as new data,
10technologies, and scientific understandings, as it formulates
11rules to regulate offshore wind energy development in a manner
12that preserves public trust resources, produces public
13benefits, and protects the environment and public health,
14safety, and welfare.".