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 Bill Status of HB2753  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  LAKE MICHIGAN WIND ENERGY ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Robyn Gabel - Laura Fine - Christian L. Mitchell - Elaine Nekritz - Sara Feigenholtz, Ann Williams, Marcus C. Evans, Jr., Kelly M. Cassidy, Deborah Mell, Martin J. Moylan, Michelle Mussman, Naomi D. Jakobsson, Carol A. Sente, Linda Chapa LaVia, Kenneth Dunkin, Kathleen Willis, Natalie A. Manley, Deborah Conroy, Stephanie A. Kifowit, Sam Yingling and Camille Y. Lilly

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Daniel Biss - Michael Noland - Melinda Bush)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/16/2013HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0447

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Lake Michigan Wind Energy Act. Requires the Department of Natural Resources to develop a detailed offshore wind energy siting matrix for the public trust lands of Lake Michigan. Authorizes the Department, after finalizing the offshore wind energy siting matrix, to grant offshore wind energy development site assessment permits and leases. Authorizes the Department to convert site assessment leases to construction and operation leases. Grants the Department other rulemaking powers. Creates the Offshore Wind Energy Economic Development Policy Task Force. Charges the Task Force with analyzing and evaluating policy and economic options to facilitate the development of offshore wind energy and proposing an appropriate Illinois mechanism for purchasing and selling power from offshore wind energy projects. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes. Provides that "public trust lands" means the bed of Lake Michigan (rather than lands, on or above the bed of Lake Michigan and below the mean high-water mark of Lake Michigan, belonging to, or subsequently acquired by, the State). Deletes a provision that required the Department of Natural Resources to complete its wind energy siting matrix by December 31, 2014. Deletes provisions that allowed the Department to preliminarily identify a limited number of prohibited areas, preferred areas, and pilot project sites. Adds the Director of Natural Resources (or his or her designee) as a member of the Offshore Wind Energy Economic Development Policy Task Force. Deletes a provision that authorized assessment permits and leases to be granted in advance of completion of the wind energy siting matrix. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Provides additional findings. Finds that the State should be guided by information in the final report of the Lake Michigan Offshore Wind Energy Advisory Council.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/21/2013HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Robyn Gabel
  2/21/2013HouseFirst Reading
  2/21/2013HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/26/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  2/26/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Christian L. Mitchell
  2/26/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  2/26/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  3/4/2013HouseAssigned to Environment
  3/14/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann Williams
  3/14/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  3/14/2013HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Environment; 013-002-000
  3/15/2013HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/15/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Robyn Gabel
  3/15/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/18/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Environment
  3/22/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Environment; 016-000-000
  3/22/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/22/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah Mell
  3/27/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  4/1/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  4/1/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  4/2/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol A. Sente
  4/4/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  4/8/2013HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/8/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/8/2013HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/9/2013HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 090-021-000
  4/9/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kenneth Dunkin
  4/10/2013SenateArrive in Senate
  4/10/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/10/2013SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Daniel Biss
  4/10/2013SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Noland
  4/10/2013SenateFirst Reading
  4/10/2013SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/12/2013SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  4/16/2013SenateAssigned to Energy
  5/2/2013SenatePostponed - Energy
  5/9/2013SenateDo Pass Energy; 012-000-003
  5/9/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 14, 2013
  5/14/2013SenateSecond Reading
  5/14/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 15, 2013
  5/23/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Daniel Biss
  5/23/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/24/2013SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2013
  5/28/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Energy
  5/30/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Energy; 010-000-000
  5/30/2013SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/30/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Biss
  5/30/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/30/2013SenateThird Reading - Passed; 055-000-002
  5/30/2013HouseArrived in House
  5/30/2013HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/30/2013HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Robyn Gabel
  5/30/2013HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/31/2013HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-002-000
  5/31/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  5/31/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  5/31/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah Conroy
  5/31/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  5/31/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  5/31/2013HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 108-010-000
  5/31/2013HouseHouse Concurs
  5/31/2013HousePassed Both Houses
  5/31/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  6/19/2013HouseSent to the Governor
  8/16/2013HouseGovernor Approved
  8/16/2013HouseEffective Date August 16, 2013
  8/16/2013HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0447

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