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Public Act 099-0541





Public Act 099-0541
SB2920 EnrolledLRB099 19775 MGM 44173 b

    AN ACT concerning safety.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Environmental Justice Act is amended by
changing Section 10 as follows:
    (415 ILCS 155/10)
    Sec. 10. Commission on Environmental Justice.
    (a) The Commission on Environmental Justice is established
and consists of the following 24 20 voting members:
        (1) 2 members of the Senate, one appointed by the
    President of the Senate and the other by the Minority
    Leader of the Senate, each to serve at the pleasure of the
    appointing officer;
        (2) 2 members of the House of Representatives, one
    appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives
    and the other by the Minority Leader of the House of
    Representatives, each to serve at the pleasure of the
    appointing officer;
        (3) the following ex officio members: the Director of
    Aging or his or her designee, the Director of Commerce and
    Economic Opportunity or his or her designee, the Director
    of the Environmental Protection Agency or his or her
    designee, the Director of Natural Resources or his or her
    designee, the Director of Public Health or his or her
    designee, and the Secretary Director of Transportation or
    his or her designee, and a representative of the housing
    office of the Department of Human Services appointed by the
    Secretary of Human Services; and
        (4) 14 10 members appointed by the Governor who
    represent the following interests:
            (i) at least 4 members of affected communities
        concerned with environmental justice;
            (ii) at least 2 members of business organizations
        including one member representing a statewide
        organization representing manufacturers and one member
        representing an organization representing the energy
            (iii) environmental organizations;
            (iv) experts on environmental health and
        environmental justice;
            (v) units of local government; and
            (vi) members of the general public who have an
        interest or expertise in environmental justice; and .
            (vii) at least 2 members of labor organizations
        including one member from a statewide labor federation
        representing more than one international union and one
        member from an organization representing workers in
        the energy sector.
    (b) Of the initial members of the Commission appointed by
the Governor, 5 shall serve for a 2-year term and 5 shall serve
for a 1-year term, as designated by the Governor at the time of
appointment. Thereafter, the members appointed by the Governor
shall serve 2-year terms. Vacancies shall be filled in the same
manner as appointments. Members of the Commission appointed by
the Governor may not receive compensation for their service on
the Commission and are not entitled to reimbursement for
    (c) The Governor shall designate a Chairperson from among
the Commission's members. The Commission shall meet at the call
of the Chairperson, but no later than 90 days after the
effective date of this Act and at least quarterly thereafter.
    (d) The Commission shall:
        (1) advise State entities on environmental justice and
    related community issues;
        (2) review and analyze the impact of current State laws
    and policies on the issue of environmental justice and
    sustainable communities;
        (3) assess the adequacy of State and local laws to
    address the issue of environmental justice and sustainable
        (4) develop criteria to assess whether communities in
    the State may be experiencing environmental justice
    issues; and
        (5) recommend options to the Governor for addressing
    issues, concerns, or problems related to environmental
    justice that surface after reviewing State laws and
    policies, including prioritizing areas of the State that
    need immediate attention.
    (e) On or before October 1, 2011 and each October 1
thereafter, the Commission shall report its findings and
recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly.
    (f) The Environmental Protection Agency shall provide
administrative and other support to the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 97-391, eff. 8-16-11.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2017