Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Finance Authority Act. Provides that the Illinois Finance Authority shall administer a program for both the treatment of standing trees and the replanting of trees on public lands that are within the emerald ash borer quarantine areas of the Department of Agriculture. Provides a definition for "treatment". Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that the corporate authorities of a municipality may provide for both the treatment and removal of elm trees infected with Dutch elm disease or ash trees infected with the emerald ash borer on private property if the property owners refuse, after receiving notice, to remove or treat the trees on their property. Effective immediately.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill and makes the following changes: (1) provides that the Illinois Finance Authority may (now shall) administer an Emerald Ash Borer revolving loan program; and (2) deletes a reference to trees "in urban quarantined areas, and within 15 miles of quarantined areas". Effective immediately.