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 Bill Status of HB3090  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Sonya M. Harper - Barbara Hernandez, Carol Ammons, Emanuel Chris Welch, Greg Harris, Debbie Meyers-Martin, Rita Mayfield, Ann M. Williams, Theresa Mah and Camille Y. Lilly

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/23/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Environmental Justice Act. Creates the Illinois Environmental Justice Advisory Council to provide independent advice and recommendations to the Governor, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the other State agencies about broad, cross-cutting issues related to environmental justice and on policies, practices, and specific actions. Requires the Agency to: (1) develop and implement a strategy prioritizing enforcement in neighborhoods with environmental justice populations; (2) compile an annual report detailing the number and types of enforcement actions in neighborhoods with environmental justice populations; (3) establish and maintain a supplemental environmental project bank with specified requirements; (4) publish a progress report on environmental justice no less often than every 5 years; and (5) work with the Department of Public Health to establish health risk assessment guidelines and develop an online mapping that identifies specified information. Contains requirements for environmental impact reports. Requires the Director of the Agency to appoint a Director of Environmental Justice within the Agency to perform specified duties. Provides that State agencies shall (1) designate an environmental justice coordinator for each State agency to perform specified actions and (2) develop a specific policy or strategy to promote environmental justice. Establishes the Interagency Environmental Justice Working Group to maximize State resources, research, and technical assistance to further the purposes of the Act and of environmental justice in the State. Provides that environmental justice coordinators shall serve as their State agency's representative to the Interagency Environmental Working Group. Contains other provisions.

 Fiscal Note (Illinois Environmental Protection Agency)
 Illinois Environmental Protection Agency anticipates that this bill, if enacted, would necessitate the hiring of 4-5 full time employees to carry out program design and monitoring, research, rulemaking, IT, toxicological assessment, and regulatory responsibilities, at a cost of $600,000-$875,000.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/18/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  2/19/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/19/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/16/2021HouseAssigned to Energy & Environment Committee
  3/22/2021HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Energy & Environment Committee; 018-011-000
  3/25/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/8/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/13/2021HouseFiscal Note Requested by Rep. David A. Welter
  4/20/2021HouseFiscal Note Filed
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  4/21/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  4/21/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/21/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/21/2021HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/23/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  4/26/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  4/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Greg Harris
  4/28/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
  5/3/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  5/10/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  5/12/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  5/12/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly

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