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 Bill Status of HB2296  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  EPA-LEAD-ACID BATTERIES

House Sponsors
Rep. Ann M. Williams - Carol Ammons, Camille Y. Lilly, Deb Conroy and Diane Pappas

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Melinda Bush and Laura Fine)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/26/2019HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0137

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
415 ILCS 5/22.23from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.23
415 ILCS 5/22.23d new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Environmental Protection Act to prohibit lead-acid battery retailers from disposing of lead-acid batteries by delivery to a collection or recycling facility, unless that collection or recycling facility accepts lead-acid batteries. Prohibits the knowing mixing of lead-acid batteries with material intended for collection as a recyclable material by a hauler, and the knowing placement of a lead-acid battery into a container intended for collection and processing at a recycling center. Defines "rechargeable battery". Prohibits any person from knowingly disposing of a rechargeable battery, either as municipal waste or as a recyclable material. Denies home rule units from regulating the collection or disposal of rechargeable batteries. Requires the Agency to provide educational information regarding rechargeable batteries on its website. Requires the Agency to encourage the waste industry, recyclers, haulers, local governments, and other stakeholders to collaborate on educating the public regarding the collection and recycling of rechargeable batteries. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes: Defines "rechargeable battery" partly as any battery containing lithium ion, lithium metal, or lithium polymer or that uses lithium as an anode or cathode (currently, partly as any dry cell battery containing an electrode composed of cadmium or lead, or any combination thereof, of any shape). Removes language providing that, beginning January 1, 2020, no person shall knowingly mix a rechargeable battery that is intended for disposal at a sanitary landfill with any other municipal waste. Provides that unless expressly authorized as part of a recycling collection program, beginning January 1, 2020 no person shall knowingly mix a rechargeable battery or any appliance, device, or other item that contains a rechargeable battery with any other material intended for collection by a hauler as a recyclable material or place a rechargeable battery or any appliance, device, or other item that contains a rechargeable battery into a container intended for collection by a hauler for processing at a recycling center. Removes a provision prohibiting home rule units from regulating the collection or disposal of rechargeable batteries. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 3
Redefines "rechargeable battery" as one or more voltaic or galvanic cells, electrically connected to produce electric energy, that is designed to be recharged for repeated uses, but includes a battery containing lithium ion, lithium metal, or lithium polymer or that uses lithium as an anode or cathode, that is designed to be recharged for repeated uses (currently, as any battery containing lithium ion, lithium metal, or lithium polymer or that uses lithium as an anode or cathode, is designed for reuse, and is capable of being recharged after repeated uses). Provides that specified acts shall only be done if expressly authorized by (currently, authorized as part of) a recycling collection program. Provides that the Agency shall include on its website information regarding the recycling (currently, collection and recycling) of rechargeable batteries. Removes language requiring the Agency to undertake other communications to educate the public regarding the collection and recycling of rechargeable batteries.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/8/2019HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Ann M. Williams
  2/13/2019HouseFirst Reading
  2/13/2019HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/19/2019HouseAssigned to Energy & Environment Committee
  3/12/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Ann M. Williams
  3/12/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/19/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Energy & Environment Committee
  3/19/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Energy & Environment Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/19/2019HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Energy & Environment Committee; 029-000-000
  3/21/2019HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/21/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Ann M. Williams
  3/21/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/22/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Ann M. Williams
  3/22/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/26/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Rules Refers to Energy & Environment Committee
  3/29/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Energy & Environment Committee; 031-000-000
  4/2/2019HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/2/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted
  4/2/2019HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/2/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/9/2019HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 113-000-000
  4/9/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  4/9/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  4/9/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Diane Pappas
  4/10/2019SenateArrive in Senate
  4/10/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/10/2019SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  4/10/2019SenateFirst Reading
  4/10/2019SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/24/2019SenateAssigned to Environment and Conservation
  5/2/2019SenateDo Pass Environment and Conservation; 007-000-000
  5/2/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 7, 2019
  5/16/2019SenateSecond Reading
  5/16/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 17, 2019
  5/21/2019SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
  5/21/2019SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
  5/21/2019HousePassed Both Houses
  6/19/2019HouseSent to the Governor
  7/26/2019HouseGovernor Approved
  7/26/2019HouseEffective Date July 26, 2019
  7/26/2019HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0137

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