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 Bill Status of SB3107  96th General Assembly

Short Description:  LONGWALL COAL MINING

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Kyle McCarter - William R. Haine

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/12/2011SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
225 ILCS 705/Art. 40 heading new
225 ILCS 705/40.01 new
225 ILCS 705/40.05 new
225 ILCS 705/40.10 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Coal Mining Act. Requires an owner or operator to file a notice of intent to commence longwall coal mining with the Department of Natural Resources prior to commencing longwall coal mining. Provides that the notice of intent must be filed with the Department at least 60 calendar days prior to the anticipated date of commencing with longwall coal mining and that the filed notice of intent shall remain valid for one year. Sets forth provisions concerning failures to file a notice of intent, administrative hearings, penalties, and orders. Requires the Department within 7 days after receiving a notice of intent to send a copy of the notice to the county board of the county in which the longwall coal mining is proposed and publish a public notice in a newspaper of general circulation within the county. Requires the Department to hold a public informational hearing if the county board requests one within 30 days after receiving a copy of the notice of intent from the Department. Requires the Department to receive evidence at the public informational meeting, by testimony or otherwise, on certain specified subjects or issues. Provides that the county board shall submit within a certain time period an advisory, non-binding recommendation to the Department on the proposed longwall coal mining. Provides that if a public informational meeting is requested, then longwall coal mining may not begin until after the meeting has been held, the Department has reviewed and replied to the county board's recommendation, and the owner or operator has been notified by the Department that all applicable requirements have been met. Defines "longwall coal mining" and "owner or operator". Makes other changes.

DateChamber Action
  2/8/2010SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Kyle McCarter
  2/8/2010SenateFirst Reading
  2/8/2010SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/8/2010SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. William R. Haine
  2/24/2010SenateAssigned to Agriculture and Conservation
  3/3/2010SenateHeld in Agriculture and Conservation
  3/5/2010SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As March 19, 2010
  3/11/2010SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kyle McCarter
  3/11/2010SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/16/2010SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Agriculture and Conservation
  3/17/2010SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 To Agriculture and Conservation Subcommittee on Coal Mining
  3/17/2010SenateTo Agriculture and Conservation Subcommittee on Coal Mining
  3/19/2010SenateRule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As April 15, 2010
  4/15/2010SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  4/15/2010SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  1/12/2011SenateSession Sine Die

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