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 Bill Status of HB5985  100th General Assembly

Short Description:  EPA-ETHYLENE OXIDE

House Sponsors
Rep. Carol Sente - Laura Fine - Deb Conroy - Jonathan Carroll - Katie Stuart, Will Guzzardi, Mr. Nicholas K Smith, Mary E. Flowers, Anna Moeller and Sheri Jesiel

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2019HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
415 ILCS 5/9.16 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that ethylene oxide may only be used for the sterilization of medical products. Prohibits the use of ethylene oxide on and after January 1, 2021. Provides that the Environmental Protection Agency shall reevaluate emissions standards and regulations for ethylene oxide and promulgate new emissions standards and regulations. Provides reporting requirements. Provides that the Agency shall conduct an evaluation of ethylene oxide emissions by facilities with a Clean Air Act Permit Program permit and evaluate and modify any such permit as needed. Provides that the Agency shall revoke a facility's CAAPP permit if a significant public health hazard is determined to exist due to ethylene oxide emissions. Provides that a facility permitted to emit ethylene oxide shall halt emissions of ethylene oxide for a specific amount of time. Provides that it is a violation to emit ethylene oxide at a level that violates any federal or State emissions standards or regulations and the Agency shall not renew the permit of any facility in violation. Provides a right of action for any person exposed to ethylene oxide. Provides notice requirements regarding ethylene oxide. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  11/2/2018HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Sam Yingling
  11/7/2018HouseFirst Reading
  11/7/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  11/7/2018HouseAssigned to Environment
  11/13/2018HouseChief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Carol Sente
  11/13/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  11/13/2018HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Environment; 015-000-000
  11/13/2018HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  11/13/2018HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  11/13/2018HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  11/14/2018HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  11/14/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  11/14/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  11/14/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  11/14/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
  11/14/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  11/14/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K Smith
  11/14/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  11/14/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  11/15/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sheri Jesiel
  12/30/2018HouseRule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/8/2019HouseSession Sine Die

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