SLONE-REITZ-BELLOCK-ZICKUS AND LYONS,EILEEN.
CLEAN AIR & COAL MINING JOBS
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Illinois Clean Air and Coal Mining Jobs Act.
Provides air emissions standards for fossil coal-fired generating
units on or after January 1, 2006. Provides for the promulgation of
rules by the Pollution Control Board to achieve the emissions
reduction requirements. Amends the Energy Conservation and Coal
Development Act. Provides that the Department of Commerce and
Community Affairs shall have the power to assist in funding the cost
of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emission control systems for
coal-fired generating units. Amends the General Obligation Bond Act.
Adds $100,000,000 to the amount the Department of Commerce and
Community Affairs is authorized to use for coal and energy development
purposes, which is to be used to assist in funding the cost of sulfur
dioxide and nitrogen oxide emission control systems for coal-fired
generating units. Effective immediately.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes reference to:
20 ILCS 1105/8.2 new
30 ILCS 330/7
Deletes everything but the short title Section of the Illinois
Clean Air and Coal Mining Jobs Act.
STATE MANDATES NOTE, H-AM 2
(Dept. of Commerce and Community Affairs)
This legislation imposes requirements on local government
units which own/operate coal-fired electric generating units
and creates a service mandate for which 50% to 100% of the
increased costs to units of local government is required under
the State Mandates Act. No estimate of the increased costs to
units of local government is available.
HOME RULE NOTE, H-AM 2 (Dept. of Commerce and Communty Affairs)
The legislation does not contain language indicating a
pre-emption of home rule powers and functions.
FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 2 (Pollution Control Board)
This legislation would cost approximately $200,000 for addi-
tional staff required to accomplish the bill's complex rule-
FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 2 (Dept. of Commerce and Community Affairs)
The fiscal impact on DCCA is estimated to be $70,000 from the
Coal Technology Development Assistance Fund (based on an esti-
mated average cost of $25 million per emission control system).
Additional costs to GRF will be at least $100 million to repay
principal and interest associated with this bond sale.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 01-01-09
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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