Bill Status of HR0620  95th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Patricia R. Bellock - Karen May - Barbara Flynn Currie - Elizabeth Coulson - Patricia Reid Lindner, Harry Osterman, Sidney H. Mathias, Eddie Washington, Julie Hamos, Elaine Nekritz, Sandy Cole, Michael Tryon, Constance A. Howard, Rosemary Mulligan, Sandra M. Pihos, Suzanne Bassi, Sara Feigenholtz, Elga L. Jefferies and Fred Crespo

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  9/4/2007HouseResolution Adopted as Amended

Synopsis As Introduced
Urges the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Congress to take action against an increase in discharged pollutants from the Whiting, Indiana British Petroleum refinery and give states remedies against other states that pollute shared waters.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds provisions stating the importance of Lake Michigan's beaches and the percentage of Illinois beaches that were declared unsafe last year.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything. Reinserts the provisions of the Resolution as amended by House Amendment No. 1 with the following changes: Further urges British Petroleum to review and reconsider the wastewater treatment facilities proposed to serve the expansion and reconfiguration of its Whiting Refinery with the specific intent to supplement or enhance treatment efficiencies to eliminate or reduce the projected increases of ammonia nitrogen and total suspended solids discharged into Lake Michigan. Deletes a provision concerning an exemption granted by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. Makes other changes.

DateChamber Action
  7/24/2007HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Karen May
  7/25/2007HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  7/25/2007HouseAssigned to Environmental Health Committee
  7/25/2007HouseChief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  7/26/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen May
  7/26/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  7/26/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  7/26/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia Reid Lindner
  7/26/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry Osterman
  7/26/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  7/26/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Washington
  7/26/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Julie Hamos
  7/26/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  7/26/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandy Cole
  7/26/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Tryon
  7/26/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Constance A. Howard
  7/26/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rosemary Mulligan
  7/26/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  7/26/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Suzanne Bassi
  7/31/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  7/31/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Environmental Health Committee
  7/31/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Environmental Health Committee; by Voice Vote
  7/31/2007HouseRecommends Be Adopted as Amended Environmental Health Committee; 011-003-000
  7/31/2007HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Resolutions
  8/1/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elga L. Jefferies
  8/2/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
  8/6/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  8/6/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  8/9/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  9/4/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted by Voice Vote
  9/4/2007HouseResolution Adopted as Amended