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 Bill Status of HB4954  103rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Gregg Johnson, Daniel Didech, Dave Severin, Ann M. Williams, Patrick Windhorst, David Friess, Wayne A Rosenthal, Charles Meier, Kevin Schmidt and Bradley Fritts

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Terri Bryant - Michael W. Halpin and Jil Tracy)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/13/2024HouseSent to the Governor

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
225 ILCS 705/1.26 new
225 ILCS 705/1.27 new
225 ILCS 705/1.28 new
225 ILCS 705/1.29 new
225 ILCS 705/1.30 new
225 ILCS 705/1.31 new
225 ILCS 705/11.01from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1101
225 ILCS 705/11.02from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1102
225 ILCS 705/11.03from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1103
225 ILCS 705/11.04from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1104
225 ILCS 705/11.05from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1105
225 ILCS 705/11.07

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Coal Mining Act. Provides for State mine rescue stations that are maintained by the Department of Natural Resources for the sole purpose of responding to and preparing for emergencies in the coal mines of Illinois. Provides that recovery operations that are intended solely for the purpose of securing property are not covered under a provision concerning State mine rescue services. Provides that additional mine rescue services for the purpose of securing property are the responsibility of the operator of the property. Provides that mine rescue teams shall be based out of each State mine rescue station to serve the Illinois coal industry as either a primary or secondary responder. Provides that every coal producing mine in the State must assign its mine rescue team or mine complex rescue team to a State mine rescue station and must compensate these employees at their regular rate of pay. Provides that the Mining Board shall establish training requirements for mine rescue teams and mine complex rescue teams. Provides that coal producing mines that maintain a mine rescue station are exempt from providing a mine rescue team or mine complex rescue team to serve the State mine rescue station if certain conditions are met. Sets forth provisions concerning the Department providing suitably located sites for State mine rescue stations; supervision of State mine rescue operations; definitions; and mine rescue teams.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes: Reinserts language that provides that the 4 State mine rescue stations must be certified by the Mine Safety and Health Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor. Removes language providing that no person performing mine rescue services for a State mine rescue station and no operator of a mine whose employee participates as a member of a State mine rescue operation is liable in any civil action that arises under the laws of this State for damage or injury. Removes language providing that a person performing mine rescue services for a State mine rescue station may be liable if the member acted with malicious purpose, in bad faith, or in a wanton or reckless manner.

DateChamber Action
  2/7/2024HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Gregg Johnson
  2/7/2024HouseFirst Reading
  2/7/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
  3/5/2024HouseAssigned to Energy & Environment Committee
  4/2/2024HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Energy & Environment Committee; 025-000-000
  4/3/2024HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/4/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Severin
  4/4/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  4/16/2024HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Gregg Johnson
  4/16/2024HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/17/2024HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Energy & Environment Committee
  4/17/2024HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/17/2024HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/18/2024HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Energy & Environment Committee; 028-000-000
  4/18/2024HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/18/2024HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/18/2024HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 108-000-000
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick Windhorst
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David Friess
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Wayne A Rosenthal
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Charles Meier
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kevin Schmidt
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Bradley Fritts
  4/19/2024SenateArrive in Senate
  4/19/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/19/2024SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Terri Bryant
  4/19/2024SenateFirst Reading
  4/19/2024SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/30/2024SenateAssigned to Labor
  4/30/2024SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 10, 2024
  5/1/2024SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael W. Halpin
  5/3/2024SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Jil Tracy
  5/8/2024SenateDo Pass Labor; 012-000-000
  5/8/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 9, 2024
  5/9/2024SenateSecond Reading
  5/9/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/16/2024SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  5/16/2024HousePassed Both Houses
  6/13/2024HouseSent to the Governor

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