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 Bill Status of SB1656  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  MASS ANIMAL MORTALITY EVENT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Patrick J. Joyce - Darren Bailey

House Sponsors
(Rep. Sonya M. Harper, Dan Caulkins, Camille Y. Lilly and Andrew S. Chesney)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/30/2021SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0216

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
225 ILCS 610/1.1from Ch. 8, par. 149.1
225 ILCS 610/17.1 new
225 ILCS 610/19afrom Ch. 8, par. 167a
720 ILCS 5/48-7


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Dead Animal Disposal Act. Changes the name of the Act to the Animal Mortality Act (and amends the Criminal Code of 2012 to make a corresponding change). Provides that the Director of Agriculture may declare a mass animal mortality event. Provides that the Director shall notify the Illinois Emergency Management Agency of the declaration no later than 24 hours following the declaration. Provides that the Department of Agriculture shall create and file with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency a mass animal mortality event plan. Provides that following the Director's declaration of a mass animal mortality event, the Department shall implement the most recent mass animal mortality event plan on file with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. Adds definitions for "mass animal mortality event", "director", "dead animal", and "operator".

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
415 ILCS 5/3.330was 415 ILCS 5/3.32
415 ILCS 5/21from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1021
415 ILCS 5/39from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1039

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes: Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that a pollution control facility does not include the portion of a site or facility used during a mass animal mortality event, where such waste is collected, stored, processed, disposed, or incinerated under a mass animal mortality event plan issued by the Department of Agriculture. Provides that the Environmental Protection Agency shall not require a permit for any person conducting a waste transfer, storage, treatment, or disposal operation, including, but not limited to, a waste transfer or waste composting operation, under a mass animal mortality event plan created by the Department. Provides that if a mass animal mortality event is declared by the Department, the owner or operator responsible for the disposal of dead animals is exempted from obtaining a permit for the construction, installation, or operation of specified facilities or equipment; a permit for open burning; and the registering the disposal of dead animals as an eligible small source with the Agency. Provides that as applicable, the owner or operator responsible for the disposal of dead animals is required to obtain a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit; a prevention of significant deterioration permit; a nonattainment area new source review permit; a federally enforceable state operating permit; and a Clean Air Act Permit Program permit.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 2
In a provision concerning the issuance of permits under the Environmental Protection Act, provides that if a mass animal mortality event is declared by the Department of Agriculture in accordance with the Animal Mortality Act, the owner or operator responsible for the disposal of dead animals is required to obtain a lifetime State operating permit, if applicable.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/26/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Patrick J. Joyce
  2/26/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/26/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/9/2021SenateAssigned to Agriculture
  3/17/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Darren Bailey
  3/19/2021SenatePostponed - Agriculture
  3/22/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Patrick J. Joyce
  3/22/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/23/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Agriculture
  3/25/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Agriculture
  3/25/2021SenatePostponed - Agriculture
  4/1/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Patrick J. Joyce
  4/1/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/7/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Agriculture
  4/15/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/15/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/15/2021SenateDo Pass as Amended Agriculture; 011-000-000
  4/15/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 20, 2021
  4/20/2021SenateSecond Reading
  4/20/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading ** April 21, 2021
  4/23/2021SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  4/26/2021HouseArrived in House
  4/26/2021HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  4/27/2021HouseFirst Reading
  4/27/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/4/2021HouseAssigned to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  5/11/2021HouseDo Pass / Consent Calendar Agriculture & Conservation Committee; 007-000-000
  5/12/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Consent Calendar
  5/13/2021HouseSecond Reading - Consent Calendar
  5/13/2021HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Consent Calendar
  5/14/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Consent Calendar
  5/21/2021HouseThird Reading - Consent Calendar - First Day
  5/25/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Caulkins
  5/25/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  5/26/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Andrew S. Chesney
  5/26/2021HouseThird Reading - Consent Calendar - Passed 112-000-000
  5/26/2021SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/24/2021SenateSent to the Governor
  7/30/2021SenateGovernor Approved
  7/30/2021SenateEffective Date January 1, 2022
  7/30/2021SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0216

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