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 Bill Status of SB2369  95th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Susan Garrett - John J. Cullerton and Heather Steans

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Phosphorous Turf Fertilizer Use Restriction Act. Provides that, beginning July 1, 2009, a person may not apply a fertilizer containing the plant nutrient phosphorus to turf in this State. Provides that the restriction does not apply when (i) a tissue, soil, or other test by a laboratory or method approved by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and performed within the immediately preceding 3 years indicates that the level of available phosphorus in the soil is insufficient to support healthy turf growth or (ii) the property owner or an agent of the property owner is first establishing turf via seed or sod procedures, but only during the first growing season. Sets a maximum fine for violation of the restriction. Provides that the University of Illinois Extension Service, in cooperation with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, shall study and evaluate phosphorus needs of turf throughout the State and develop the standard for the minimum amount of available phosphorus needed to support healthy turf growth. Requires the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to produce consumer information on use restrictions and recommended best practices for lawn fertilizer containing phosphorus and on the best management practices for other residential sources of phosphorus in the urban landscape. Effective immediately

DateChamber Action
  2/14/2008SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Susan Garrett
  2/14/2008SenateFirst Reading
  2/14/2008SenateReferred to Rules
  3/5/2008SenateAssigned to Environment and Energy
  3/11/2008SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Susan Garrett
  3/11/2008SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules
  3/12/2008SenateDo Pass Environment and Energy; 010-000-000
  3/12/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 13, 2008
  4/1/2008SenateSecond Reading
  4/1/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 2, 2008
  4/9/2008SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. John J. Cullerton
  4/16/2008SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather Steans
  7/1/2008SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Rules
  1/13/2009SenateSession Sine Die

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