Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Renewable Fuels Development Program Act. Provides that facilities that produce ethanol for gasohol or majority blended ethanol fuel shall receive a grant equal to 10 cents per gallon of annual production capacity, not to exceed $10,000,000 for each facility. Provides that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity must establish the Renewable Fuels Majority Blended Ethanol Infrastructure Program for the purpose of providing grants to units of local government and gasoline stations or service stations offering to the public retail sales of motor fuel. Creates the Renewable Fuels Competitive Commercialization Grant Oversight Committee. Sets forth the membership of the Committee. Provides that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity must establish the Renewable Fuels Rail Infrastructure Assistance Program. Provides that grants awarded from the Renewable Fuels Development Program Fund are subject to certain limitations. Amends the State Finance Act to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that there is no rulemaking authority under the amendatory Act, but that the Governor may suggest rules by filing them with the General Assembly and requesting that the General Assembly authorize such rulemaking by law, enact the suggested rules into law, or take other appropriate action in the General Assembly's discretion.