91st General Assembly
Status of HB4719
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   New Act                                                                     

        Creates the MTBE Elimination  Act.   Provides  that  the  General      
   Assembly  finds  that  methyl  tertiary  butyl  ether  (MTBE) presents      
   substantial environmental risks, while ethanol provides  a  reasonable      
   alternative  as a fuel additive. Provides that beginning 3 years after      
   the effective date of this Act, no person shall use,  manufacture,  or      
   sell  MTBE  as  a  fuel  additive or transport fuel containing MTBE in      
   Illinois.  Provides that the  Environmental  Protection  Agency  shall      
   adopt  rules  for  providing  technical  assistance and funds to local      
   governments for drinking water testing.  Authorizes  research  grants.      
   Effective immediately.                                                      
   00-05-18  H  FILED WITH CLERK                                               
   00-11-09  H  FIRST READING                                                  
   00-11-09  H  REFERRED TO HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE        RULES                 
   00-11-16  H  ADDED AS A CO-SPONSOR                    FEIGENHOLTZ           
   01-01-09  H  SESSION SINE DIE                                               


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