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Full Text of SB3905  102nd General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning local government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Municipal Code is amended by
5adding Section 8-4-27 as follows:
6    (65 ILCS 5/8-4-27 new)
7    Sec. 8-4-27. Municipal Water and Wastewater Funding Study
9    (a) The Municipal Water and Wastewater Funding Study
10Committee is established.
11    (b) The Committee shall be comprised of the following
12members, and the appointed members of the Committee shall be
13appointed to the Committee no later than 30 days after the
14effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General
16        1) The Governor, or his or her designee, who shall
17    serve as chairperson.
18        (2) The Director of the Illinois Environmental
19    Protection Agency, or his or her designee.
20        (3) One member appointed by the President of the
21    Senate.
22        (4) One member appointed by the Minority Leader of the
23    Senate.



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1        (5) One member appointed by the Speaker of the House
2    of Representatives.
3        (6) One member appointed by the Minority Leader of the
4    House of Representatives.
5        (7) Members appointed by the Director of the Illinois
6    Environmental Protection Agency as follows:
7            (A) one member who is a representative of a
8        publicly-owned drinking water or wastewater utility
9        with a service population of 25,000 or less;
10            (B) one member who is a representative of a
11        publicly-owned drinking water or wastewater utility
12        with a service population over 25,000 people to
13        125,000 people;
14            (C) one member who is a representative of a
15        publicly-owned drinking water or wastewater utility
16        with a service population over 125,000 people;
17            (D) one member who is a representative of a
18        statewide organization representing wastewater
19        agencies; and
20            (E) one member who is a representative of a
21        statewide organization representing drinking water
22        agencies.
23The Committee shall meet at the call of the chair. Committee
24members shall serve without compensation. If a vacancy occurs
25in the Committee membership, the vacancy shall be filled in
26the same manner as the original appointment for the remainder



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1of the Committee.
2    (c) The Committee shall study and make recommendations
3concerning any needed modifications to Illinois Environmental
4Protection Agency and Illinois Pollution Control Board
5regulations and policies as they relate to municipal water and
6wastewater funding to ensure that the State's revolving loan
7fund programs account for and prioritize the following
8principles, to the fullest extent allowed by federal law:
9        (1) A community shall not be deemed ineligible for
10    disadvantaged community status based on size or service
11    area of any size, with regard to special rates, loan
12    terms, and eligibility for loan or grant funds.
13        (2) In determining whether a community is
14    disadvantaged, consideration should be given to impacts of
15    funding on water and wastewater expenses for low-income
16    populations.
17        (3) In determining whether a community is eligible for
18    funds and special rates or loan terms, environmental
19    justice concepts should be considered.
20        (4) In determining how funding is allocated, a
21    community facing water supply shortages should be
22    considered a high priority based on urgency of need.
23        (5) The funding programs should promote formation and
24    implementation of regional water partnerships.
25        (6) Targeted funding should be provided for addressing
26    emerging contaminants, including PFAS.



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1        (7) In determining eligibility for assistance, the
2    role that the State revolving fund programs play for small
3    communities should be understood and fully considered.
4        (8) Any recommendations for changes to the programs
5    must be fully consistent with federal law and must not
6    adversely affect any community's eligibility for loans
7    under federal law.
8    (d) The Committee shall prepare a report that summarizes
9its work and makes recommendations resulting from its study.
10The Committee shall submit the report of its findings and
11recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly no
12later than January 31, 2023. Once the Committee has submitted
13the report to the General Assembly and Governor, the Committee
14is dissolved.
15    (f) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2024.
16    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
17becoming law.