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 Bill Status of SB2997  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  FOREST PRESERVE-SOLAR ENERGY

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Cristina Castro

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/10/2022SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
70 ILCS 810/2.4 new
70 ILCS 810/8from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 6411


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Cook County Forest Preserve District Act. Provides that forest preserve districts can also acquire easements to create certain renewable energy infrastructure. Removes provisions authorizing forest preserves to lease land to veterans' organizations as grounds for convalescing sick veterans and veterans with disabilities, and as a place upon which to construct rehabilitation quarters, or to a county as grounds for a county nursing home or convalescent home. Provides that forest preserve districts shall have power to lease 80 acres of the lands and grounds acquired by it, for a term of not more than 40 years to a county as grounds for certain renewable energy infrastructure. Defines "certain renewable energy infrastructure".

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/5/2022SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Cristina Castro
  1/5/2022SenateFirst Reading
  1/5/2022SenateReferred to Assignments
  1/11/2022SenateAssigned to Local Government
  2/9/2022SenatePostponed - Local Government
  2/10/2022SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

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