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 Bill Status of HB2756  97th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Mike Fortner - Kelly M. Cassidy - Martin J. Moylan, Emanuel Chris Welch, Camille Y. Lilly and Katie Stuart

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. William E. Brady)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2019HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
55 ILCS 5/5-1062from Ch. 34, par. 5-1062
55 ILCS 5/5-1062.2

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Counties Code. Changes the application of provisions concerning allowing management and mitigation of the effects of urbanization on stormwater drainage in metropolitan counties located in the area served by the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission to those located in the area served by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. Authorizes all counties (currently, only specified counties) to adopt stormwater management plans. Provides that counties' minimum standards for floodplain and stormwater management should have an emphasis on the use of cost effective, nature-based solutions and provides examples of such solutions. Provides that the stormwater management plans shall evaluate water quality and flooding problems caused by urban flooding. Defines "urban flooding" as the flooding of public and private land in urban areas that results from stormwater or snowmelt runoff overwhelming the existing drainage infrastructure, unrelated to the overflow of any river or lake, whether or not that land is located in or near a floodplain. Provides that a stormwater management planning committee may make grants to units of local government and landowners under specified conditions.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
55 ILCS 5/5-1062.3

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of introduced bill with the following changes: Further amends the Counties Code. Provides that the purposes of the provisions shall be achieved by setting minimum standards for floodplain and stormwater management with an emphasis on the use of cost-effective, nature-based solutions to flooding problems (rather than cost-effective, nature-based solutions to water quality and flooding problems). Provides that a purpose of provisions concerning stormwater management include collection of runoff for reuse as appropriate considering the local conditions that as a byproduct also results in improved water conditions. Changes "urban areas" to "urbanized areas". Defines "urbanized areas". Provides that specified counties (rather than all counties) and counties containing all or a part of an urbanized area may adopt stormwater management plans. Provides that any other county may adopt stormwater management plans if approved by referendum. Provides for representatives of drainage districts and soil and water conservation districts to be represented on the stormwater management planning committee in specified counties. Provides that a stormwater management planning committee may make grants to units of local government, not-for-profit organizations, and landowners under specified conditions (rather than units of local government and landowners). Provides that before specified municipalities may receive grant moneys, the municipality must be a member in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Flood Insurance Program and adopt an ordinance requiring actions consistent with the stormwater management plan. Provides that questions for the levy of an annual tax for stormwater management purposes shall be held at a general election.

DateChamber Action
  2/8/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mike Fortner
  2/8/2017HouseFirst Reading
  2/8/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2017HouseAssigned to Counties & Townships Committee
  2/22/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/16/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  3/23/2017HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Counties & Townships Committee; 007-000-000
  3/23/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/23/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/30/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  4/4/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
  4/21/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Mike Fortner
  4/21/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/26/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Counties & Townships Committee
  4/26/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/26/2017HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/27/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Counties & Townships Committee; 007-000-000
  4/28/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/28/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/28/2017HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 100-011-000
  5/2/2017SenateArrive in Senate
  5/2/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  5/2/2017SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muñoz
  5/2/2017SenateFirst Reading
  5/2/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/5/2017SenateAssigned to Local Government
  5/12/2017SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  5/15/2018SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  5/21/2018SenateRule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2018
  9/30/2018SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. William E. Brady
  1/8/2019HouseSession Sine Die

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