Bill Status of HB4308 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: PEMBROKE NATURAL GAS PROGRAM
Rep. Sonya M. Harper
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Pembroke Township Natural Gas Investment Pilot Program Act. Provides that none of the funds authorized or appropriated by the Act shall be used to take any of the land or personal property of any landowner or resident of Pembroke Township or the Village of Hopkins Park for the purpose of the design, construction, and installation of any natural gas pipeline without the expressed and written consent of the landowner or property owner. Provides that the Department of Economic Opportunity and the Illinois Commerce Commission may take specified actions in furtherance of public accountability and to guard against any misuse of public funds. Provides for a study and report on energy policy development options and a study of the projected impact and rate estimates for local households, consumers, businesses, farmers, and other industries from design, construction, installation, and operation of any natural gas pipeline. Creates provisions concerning a community benefit agreement. Provides that the Governor shall formally propose that Pembroke Township be permanently protected and preserved as part of the National Natural Landmark Program, support the requisite authorization and approval by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, and provide requisite planning funds.