Energy and Public Utilities Hearing May 24 2017 11:00AM Capitol 212 Springfield, IL - Senate Floor Amendment 1
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 19, 2017
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
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.