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 Bill Status of SB1578  103rd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Adriane Johnson, Kimberly A. Lightford, Mary Edly-Allen, Paul Faraci, Ram Villivalam, Karina Villa, Rachel Ventura, Mike Simmons, Julie A. Morrison and Sara Feigenholtz

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/15/2024SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
415 ILCS 5/22.59
415 ILCS 5/22.59a new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that owners and operators of CCR surface impoundments at electric generating plants that are within 4,000 feet of Lake Michigan shall close the CCR surface impoundment by removal and off-site disposal, pursuant to specified provisions and requirements. In additional provisions, requires an owner or operator of an electric generating plant located within 4,000 feet of Lake Michigan that generates or has generated CCR that is not disposed of, treated, stored, or abandoned in a CCR surface impoundment to remove from the owner's or operator's site, for off-site disposal, all CCR generated by the facility that is not disposed of, treated, stored, or abandoned in a CCR surface impoundment and remediate all soil and groundwater impacted by the CCR, in accordance with specified requirements. Requires owners or operators to submit specified plans and reports to the Environmental Protection Agency. Provides that an owner or operator shall post with the Agency a performance bond or other security for the purpose of ensuring removal and remediation in accordance with the provisions. Provides that the Agency may enter into such contracts and agreements as it deems necessary to carry out the purposes of the provisions. Provides that neither the State, nor the Director of the Agency, nor any State employee shall be liable for any damages or injuries arising out of or resulting from any action taken under the provisions. Contains other provisions. Contains a severability provision. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/8/2023SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Adriane Johnson
  2/8/2023SenateFirst Reading
  2/8/2023SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/14/2023SenateAssigned to Energy and Public Utilities
  3/9/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  3/10/2023SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As March 24, 2023
  3/13/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mary Edly-Allen
  3/15/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Paul Faraci
  3/17/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
  3/21/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Karina Villa
  3/22/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachel Ventura
  3/23/2023SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As March 31, 2023
  3/30/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Simmons
  3/31/2023SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  4/19/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  4/21/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Sara Feigenholtz
  1/10/2024SenateRe-assigned to Energy and Public Utilities
  3/15/2024SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

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