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 Bill Status of HB3656  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  FGD TASK FORCE

House Sponsors
Rep. Avery Bourne - Dave Severin - Charles Meier - Daniel Swanson - Steven Reick and Reginald Phillips

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Andy Manar - Wm. Sam McCann, Dale Fowler and Paul Schimpf)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/25/2017HousePassed Both Houses

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) Task Force Act. Creates the FGD Task Force to study the cost benefits of and make recommendations for the construction of new stacks at coal-fired power plants with flue gas desulfurization scrubber technology and the conversion of existing stacks at coal-fired power plants to flue gas desulfurization scrubber technology for the purpose of safely burning more Illinois-mined coal. Provides for the membership of the Task Force and provides that members shall serve without compensation. Requires the Task Force to report its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly by December 31, 2017. Requires the Department of Natural Resources and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to provide administrative and other support to the Task Force. Repeals the Act on January 1, 2019. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the engrossed bill with the following changes: Provides that the FGD Task Force is created to increase the amount of Illinois Basin coal use in generation units (rather than to study the cost benefits of and make recommendations for the construction of new stacks at coal-fired power plants with flue gas desulfurization scrubber technology and the conversion of existing stacks at coal-fired power plants to flue gas desulfurization scrubber technology for the purpose of safely burning more Illinois-mined coal). Provides that the FGD Task Force shall identify and evaluate the costs, benefits, and barriers of new and modified FGD, or other post-combustion sulfur dioxide emission control technologies, and other capital improvements, that would be necessary for generation units to comply with specified federal standards while improving the ability of those generation units to meet specified guidelines for wastewater discharges and enhancing the marketability of the generation units' FGD byproducts. Provides that the Governor shall appoint 3 (rather than 2) members with the additional member being a representative of an electricity generator that owns multiple coal-fueled electric generation plants with FGD or similar technologies. Expands the definition of "FGD" to include other technologies that can be used to lower sulfur dioxide emissions. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/10/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Avery Bourne
  2/10/2017HouseFirst Reading
  2/10/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/1/2017HouseAssigned to Energy Committee
  3/15/2017HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Energy Committee; 012-000-000
  3/16/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/23/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/23/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/30/2017HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 067-038-002
  3/30/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Severin
  3/30/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Charles Meier
  3/30/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Swanson
  3/30/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Steven Reick
  3/30/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Reginald Phillips
  4/4/2017SenateArrive in Senate
  4/4/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 5, 2017
  4/4/2017SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Andy Manar
  4/5/2017SenateFirst Reading
  4/5/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/25/2017SenateAssigned to Energy and Public Utilities
  5/2/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale Fowler
  5/2/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Paul Schimpf
  5/2/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Wm. Sam McCann
  5/11/2017SenatePostponed - Energy and Public Utilities
  5/12/2017SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 19, 2017
  5/18/2017SenateDo Pass Energy and Public Utilities; 007-000-000
  5/18/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 19, 2017
  5/18/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Andy Manar
  5/18/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/22/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Energy and Public Utilities
  5/24/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Energy and Public Utilities; 009-000-000
  5/24/2017SenateSecond Reading
  5/24/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Manar
  5/24/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 25, 2017
  5/26/2017SenateThird Reading - Passed; 052-000-000
  5/28/2017HouseArrived in House
  5/28/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/28/2017HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Avery Bourne
  5/28/2017HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/29/2017HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Energy Committee
  5/30/2017HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Energy Committee; 009-001-000
  6/25/2017HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 080-015-002
  6/25/2017House3/5 Vote Required
  6/25/2017HouseHouse Concurs
  6/25/2017HousePassed Both Houses

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