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 Bill Status of SB2813  96th General Assembly

Short Description:  SAFETY-TECH

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Mattie Hunter - James F. Clayborne, Jr. - Don Harmon - Kimberly A. Lightford - Jacqueline Y. Collins, Michael Noland, Emil Jones, III, Deanna Demuzio and M. Maggie Crotty

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/12/2011SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Mercury Thermostat Collection Act. Requires certain thermostat manufacturers, not later than October 1, 2011, to submit to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency a plan that describes a collection and financial incentive program for mercury thermostats. Requires these manufacturers, no later than January 1, 2012, to implement the Agency-approved plan and to report certain information about their collection efforts by April 1, 2012 and April 1 of each year thereafter. Prohibits, beginning on April 1, 2011, a thermostat wholesaler from selling or distributing thermostats unless it acts as a collection site for thermostats that contain mercury, participates in an education and outreach program to educate consumers on the collection program for mercury thermostats, and meets other requirements. Provides that manufacturers, thermostat wholesalers, and thermostat retailers are subject to certain sales prohibitions beginning on April 1, 2011. Provides for public comment on manufacturer plans. Requires the Agency to post certain information on its website, conduct an educational program, and report certain information about the program to the legislature. Authorizes the Agency to modify manufacturer plans and conduct certain investigations. Defines "Agency", "Board", "out-of-service mercury thermostat", "person", "thermostat manufacturer", "thermostat retailer", and "thermostat wholesaler". Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Mercury Thermostat Collection Act. Contains only a provision concerning the short title of the Act.

DateChamber Action
  1/28/2010SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Mattie Hunter
  1/28/2010SenateFirst Reading
  1/28/2010SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/16/2010SenateAssigned to Environment
  2/24/2010SenatePostponed - Environment
  3/1/2010SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Mattie Hunter
  3/1/2010SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/2/2010SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Environment
  3/2/2010SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr.
  3/2/2010SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  3/2/2010SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  3/3/2010SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Noland
  3/3/2010SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  3/3/2010SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Deanna Demuzio
  3/3/2010SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. M. Maggie Crotty
  3/3/2010SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/4/2010SenateDo Pass as Amended Environment; 006-000-000
  3/4/2010SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 9, 2010
  3/5/2010SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  3/9/2010SenateSecond Reading
  3/9/2010SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 10, 2010
  6/27/2010SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments
  1/12/2011SenateSession Sine Die

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