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 Bill Status of SB2591  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  AGR-RENEWABLE ENERGY FACILITY

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Scott M. Bennett, Chapin Rose, Mattie Hunter and Steven M. Landek

House Sponsors
(Rep. Charles Meier - Daniel Swanson - Linda Chapa LaVia - Lindsay Parkhurst - Jerry Costello, II, Kelly M. Cassidy, La Shawn K. Ford, Elizabeth Hernandez, Robyn Gabel and Terri Bryant)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/24/2018HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
55 ILCS 5/5-12020
65 ILCS 5/11-13-26
505 ILCS 147/1
505 ILCS 147/5
505 ILCS 147/10
505 ILCS 147/15


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Wind Energy Facilities Agricultural Impact Mitigation Act. Provides that the Act may be cited as the Renewable Energy Facilities Agricultural Impact Mitigation Act. Changes references in the Act from "commercial wind energy facility" to "commercial renewable energy facility". Provides that "commercial renewable energy facility" means a commercial wind energy facility or commercial solar energy facility. Defines "commercial solar energy facility". Provides that for commercial renewable energy facility owners of a commercial solar energy facility, the agricultural impact mitigation agreement shall be entered into prior to the commercial renewable energy facility owner making contact with a landowner seeking an underlying agreement for the development of a commercial solar energy facility. Makes conforming changes in the Counties Code and the Illinois Municipal Code. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with changes. Provides that a commercial solar energy facility owner shall, not less than 45 days prior to the commencement of actual construction, submit to the Department of Agriculture a standard agricultural impact mitigation agreement signed by the commercial solar energy facility owner and including all information required by the Department (in the introduced bill, for commercial renewable energy facility owners of a commercial solar energy facility, the agricultural impact mitigation agreement shall be entered into prior to the commercial renewable energy facility owner making contact with a landowner seeking an underlying agreement for the development of a commercial solar energy facility). Provides that the construction and deconstruction of any commercial solar energy facility shall be in conformance with the Department's standard agricultural impact mitigation agreement. Provides that except as otherwise provided, the terms and conditions of the Department's standard agricultural impact mitigation agreement are subject to and may be modified by an underlying agreement between the landowner and the commercial solar energy facility owner. Provides that the Department shall make available on its website a standard agricultural impact mitigation agreement applicable to all commercial solar energy facilities within 60 days following the effective date of the bill. Defines "abandonment of a commercial solar energy facility". Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/7/2018SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Scott M. Bennett
  2/7/2018SenateFirst Reading
  2/7/2018SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/13/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Chapin Rose
  2/20/2018SenateAssigned to Energy and Public Utilities
  4/12/2018SenateDo Pass Energy and Public Utilities; 007-000-000
  4/12/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 17, 2018
  4/16/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  4/23/2018SenateSecond Reading
  4/23/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 24, 2018
  4/27/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Steven M. Landek
  4/27/2018SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 3, 2018
  5/3/2018SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  5/9/2018SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 11, 2018
  5/9/2018SenateApproved for Consideration Assignments
  5/9/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 10, 2018
  5/9/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Scott M. Bennett
  5/9/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/9/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Energy and Public Utilities
  5/10/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Energy and Public Utilities; 008-000-000
  5/10/2018SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/10/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Bennett
  5/10/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/10/2018SenateThird Reading - Passed; 051-000-000
  5/10/2018HouseArrived in House
  5/10/2018HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Charles Meier
  5/10/2018HouseFirst Reading
  5/10/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/14/2018HouseAssigned to Energy Committee
  5/16/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  5/16/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  5/16/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry Costello, II
  5/17/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  5/17/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  5/17/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  5/17/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Terri Bryant
  5/22/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst
  5/22/2018HouseAlternate Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. Jerry Costello, II
  5/22/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry Costello, II
  5/23/2018HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Energy Committee; 008-000-000
  5/23/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Swanson
  5/24/2018HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/24/2018HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/24/2018HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate

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