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 Bill Status of HB5939  95th General Assembly


Short Description:  IEPA-CITIZENS COMPLAINTS

House Sponsors
Rep. Ron Stephens - David Reis - Jil Tracy - Mike Bost, Bill Mitchell and Dave Winters

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
415 ILCS 5/4from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1004
415 ILCS 5/7from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1007


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Authorizes the Agency to collect and solicit citizen complaints alleging a violation of the Act, any rule adopted under the Act, a permit granted by the Agency, or a condition of a permit via telephone, website, fax, mail, e-mail, or any other reasonable means. Provides that the Agency may accept citizen complaints that are anonymous and unaccompanied by the name and mailing address of the complainant, except that, for complaints alleging a violation arising out of agricultural production, the complainant must provide his or her name and mailing address. Sets forth that the Agency must keep the name and address of the complainant confidential, subject to certain penalties. Exempts the name and address of these complainants from public disclosure under provisions of the Act authorizing reasonable public inspection. Defines "agricultural production". Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/15/2008HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Ron Stephens
  2/15/2008HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. David Reis
  2/15/2008HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jil Tracy
  2/15/2008HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Bost
  2/15/2008HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Bill Mitchell
  2/15/2008HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Dave Winters
  2/15/2008HouseFirst Reading
  2/15/2008HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

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