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 Bill Status of HB0578  95th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Sandy Cole - Elizabeth Coulson

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Plastic Bag Recycling Act. Requires certain retailers that distribute plastic bags to consumers to implement a plastic bag collection and recycling program. Sets out plastic bag recycling program requirements. Provides that any retailer who knowingly violates the Act is guilty of a business offense punishable by a fine of not more than $500 for the second offense and every offense thereafter.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Plastic Bag Recycling Act and the Plastic Bag Recycling Task Force. Sets out the composition and duties of the Task Force. Provides that the Task Force and the Environmental Protection Agency shall collaborate on a report to be submitted to the Governor and the General Assembly on specified aspects of the program. Sets out a voluntary pilot plastic bag recycling program for certain retailers of Lake County. Provides that the Act is repealed on June 1, 2011.

DateChamber Action
  2/2/2007HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Sandy Cole
  2/5/2007HouseFirst Reading
  2/5/2007HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/7/2007HouseAssigned to Environment & Energy Committee
  2/8/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  3/7/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Environment & Energy Committee
  3/7/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Environment & Energy Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/7/2007HouseMotion Do Pass - Lost Environment & Energy Committee; 011-010-000
  3/7/2007HouseRemains in Environment & Energy Committee
  3/23/2007HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

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