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 Bill Status of HB1755  95th General Assembly


Short Description:  PRIVATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL-EPA

House Sponsors
Rep. Mike Bost - Patrick J Verschoore - Dan Reitz - Brandon W. Phelps - Michael K. Smith

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
225 ILCS 225/25 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Private Sewage Disposal Licensing Act. Provides that if the Environmental Protection Agency requires persons exempt from licensing under the Act to obtain a permit, under the Clean Water Act, for the discharge of waste from a private sewage disposal system, the Agency shall: (1) implement and administer the private sewage disposal system permitting program; (2) perform any necessary sampling and inspection of the disposal systems; and (3) for each permit issued by the Agency, provide, subject to appropriation, the permit holder with a $500 grant to cover the costs of sampling and maintaining the private sewage disposal systems covered by the permit. Provides that the Agency may enter into an agreement with the Department of Public Health to reimburse any local authorities for the costs of implementing the provisions of this Section. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that the Agency shall cover, subject to appropriation, the costs of sampling and inspection of any private sewage disposal system covered by a private sewage disposal system permit (instead of providing the permit holder with a $500 grant).

 Fiscal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Illinois Environmental Protection Agency)
 The IEPA estimates that it would take an additional 20-25 full-time equivalent (FTE) staff to provide such coverage at a cost of $250,000 per year. Using the sponsor's own estimate that the annual testing and inspection requirement would cost $500, the annual cost to the Illinois EPA to pay the costs of sampling and inspecting all 150,000 current systems is $75 million per year. Adding in the $250,000 per year in additional staff the Agency would require as discussed above, the total cost of this bill is $75.25 million per year.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/23/2007HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mike Bost
  2/23/2007HouseFirst Reading
  2/23/2007HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/27/2007HouseAssigned to Environment & Energy Committee
  3/21/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Environment & Energy Committee
  3/21/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Environment & Energy Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/21/2007HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Environment & Energy Committee; 017-006-000
  3/22/2007HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/22/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  3/27/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick J Verschoore
  3/27/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Reitz
  3/27/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  3/27/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael K. Smith
  4/27/2007HouseThird Reading/Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 3, 2007
  5/3/2007HouseThird Reading/Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 10, 2007
  5/10/2007HouseThird Reading/Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 18, 2007
  5/18/2007HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 25, 2007
  5/25/2007HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

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