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 Bill Status of HB3319  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  EPA-RURAL COMPOSTING

House Sponsors
Rep. Brad E. Halbrook - Robert W. Pritchard - Deborah Mell - Ann Williams, Kelly M. Cassidy, Sam Yingling, Michael W. Tryon and Robert F. Martwick

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. David Koehler - Jacqueline Y. Collins, Pamela J. Althoff, John M. Sullivan and Michael Noland)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/16/2013HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0484

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
415 ILCS 5/21from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1021


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Prohibits a person from claiming the on-farm composting exemption from solid-waste permitting if he or she charges a tipping fee. Authorizes a person who is operating an on-farm landscape composting facility to accept food scrap, crop residue, livestock waste, agricultural landscape waste, uncontaminated wood waste, yard waste, and landscape waste for composting and still maintain the on-farm composting permitting exemption so long as the other applicable requirements are satisfied. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that a composting facility may not qualify for the on-farm permit exemption, unless it certifies (i) that it accepts from other agricultural operations for composting with landscape waste no materials other than dry, uncontaminated, and source-separated crop residue and other agricultural plant residue generated from the production and harvesting of crops and other customary farm practices and (ii) that any composting additives that it accepts and uses at the facility are necessary to provide proper conditions for composting and do not exceed 10% of the total composting material at the facility at any one time. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Deletes a provision that required crop residue accepted by the facility to be dry. Authorizes the composting facility to accept for composting any plant-derived animal bedding, such as straw or sawdust, that is free of manure and was not made from painted or treated wood. Provides that if a municipality or county in which a composting facility is located has by ordinance approved a setback distance of less than 1/4 mile, then a composting facility located in the boundaries of that unit of government may maintain its on-farm exemption from waste permitting even though it violates the otherwise applicable 1/4 mile setback requirement.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 2
Specifies that an owner or operator qualifies for this permitting exemption only if, among other things, the composting material was placed at a site having not more than 10 occupied non-farm residences within 1/2 mile of its boundaries on the date of application. Makes technical changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/26/2013HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Brad E. Halbrook
  2/26/2013HouseFirst Reading
  2/26/2013HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/11/2013HouseAssigned to Environment
  3/14/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  3/19/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Brad E. Halbrook
  3/19/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/19/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/20/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Environment
  3/20/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah Mell
  3/21/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Environment; by Voice Vote
  3/21/2013HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Environment; 017-000-000
  3/22/2013HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/11/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  4/12/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Brad E. Halbrook
  4/12/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/15/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Environment
  4/17/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Environment; 013-000-000
  4/17/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael W. Tryon
  4/17/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert F. Martwick
  4/17/2013HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/17/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/17/2013HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/18/2013HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 114-000-000
  4/18/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann Williams
  4/18/2013HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Ann Williams
  4/19/2013SenateArrive in Senate
  4/19/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/19/2013SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  4/19/2013SenateFirst Reading
  4/19/2013SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/24/2013SenateAssigned to Environment
  4/29/2013SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  4/30/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. David Koehler
  4/30/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/30/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Environment
  5/2/2013SenatePostponed - Environment
  5/2/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Environment
  5/2/2013SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  5/3/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. David Koehler
  5/3/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  5/3/2013SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. John M. Sullivan
  5/6/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Environment
  5/9/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Environment
  5/9/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  5/9/2013SenateDo Pass as Amended Environment; 009-000-000
  5/9/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 14, 2013
  5/10/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  5/20/2013SenateSecond Reading
  5/20/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 21, 2013
  5/22/2013SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Noland
  5/23/2013SenateThird Reading - Passed; 055-000-000
  5/23/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  5/23/2013HouseArrived in House
  5/23/2013HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 2
  5/24/2013HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Brad E. Halbrook
  5/24/2013HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/28/2013HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 005-000-000
  5/28/2013HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 House Concurs 116-001-000
  5/28/2013HouseHouse Concurs
  5/28/2013HousePassed Both Houses
  6/19/2013HouseSent to the Governor
  8/16/2013HouseGovernor Approved
  8/16/2013HouseEffective Date August 16, 2013
  8/16/2013HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0484

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