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 Bill Status of HB5371  94th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Bill Mitchell - Mike Bost - Ron Stephens - Jim Watson and Chapin Rose

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/16/2006HouseTabled By Sponsor Rep. Bill Mitchell

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 1905/1905-15was 20 ILCS 1905/45 in part
225 ILCS 705/10.01from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1001
225 ILCS 705/11.07 new
225 ILCS 705/11.08 new
225 ILCS 705/11.09 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Department of Natural Resources (Mines and Minerals) Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Requires the Department of Natural Resources to maintain a 24-hour-a-day statewide emergency telephone number for the reporting of, and issuance of prompt response to the site of, accidents occurring in or about any mine regulated by the Department or the machinery connected therewith. Amends the Coal Mining Act. Requires persons having charge of a mine to report to the State Mine Inspector of the district, through the statewide emergency reporting telephone number, any accident that occurs in or about any coal mine or the machinery connected with any coal mine, within 15 minutes of ascertaining the occurrence of an accident (now, any loss of life or personal injury in or about a coal mine must be reported, without delay, by persons having charge of the mine to the State Mine Inspector). Provides that the Department shall impose an administrative fine of $100,000 upon the operator of a mine, if it is determined that the operator or the mine manager in charge of the mine failed to give the requisite notice, but allows the Director of Natural Resources to waive imposition of the fine upon a finding that the failure to give immediate notice was caused by circumstances wholly outside of the operator's control. Defines "accident". Requires the operator of a mine to provide self-contained self-rescue devices throughout the mine and wireless emergency communication devices and wireless tracking devices that must be worn by each person underground. Sets forth criminal penalties for any person who, without the authorization of the operator or the Department, knowingly removes or attempts to remove or tampers or attempts to tamper with a self-contained self-rescue device, wireless emergency communication device, or wireless tracking device.

DateChamber Action
  1/26/2006HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Bill Mitchell
  1/26/2006HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Bost
  1/26/2006HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ron Stephens
  1/26/2006HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Watson
  1/26/2006HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. David Reis
  1/26/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Chapin Rose
  1/26/2006HouseFirst Reading
  1/26/2006HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/26/2006HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. David Reis
  1/31/2006HouseAssigned to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  2/14/2006HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Agriculture & Conservation Committee; 014-000-000
  2/14/2006HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/16/2006HouseTabled By Sponsor Rep. Bill Mitchell

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