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 Bill Status of SB0673  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  SAVING IL POLLINATORS ACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Don Harmon

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/17/2017SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Saving Illinois' Pollinators Act. Provides that beginning 9 months after the effective date of the Act, it shall be unlawful to apply any neonicotinoid insecticides on any public lands owned or maintained by the State. Provides that beginning 9 months after the effective date of the Act, it shall be unlawful to apply neonicotinoid insecticides in any other outdoor residential settings, including landscaping, ornamental, or other outdoor applications in this State. Establishes exemptions to the prohibitions. Provides that the Department of Agriculture shall, within 6 months after the effective date of the Act, adopt rules further defining and implementing specified provisions of the Act. Provides that the Department shall, within one year after the effective date of this Act, issue a draft report evaluating whether clear, peer-reviewed, published scientific evidence exists that outdoor applications of these insecticides are safe for honey bees, other pollinators, other beneficial insects, the broader environment, and human health. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/26/2017SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon
  1/26/2017SenateFirst Reading
  1/26/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/1/2017SenateAssigned to Environment and Conservation
  3/9/2017SenatePostponed - Environment and Conservation
  3/16/2017SenatePostponed - Environment and Conservation
  3/17/2017SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

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