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 Bill Status of HB5539  97th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Lisa M. Dugan - Daniel Biss - Patrick J. Verschoore - Jim Sacia - Wayne Rosenthal and Anthony DeLuca

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Michael W. Frerichs)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/15/2012HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0960

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
505 ILCS 80/2from Ch. 5, par. 55.2
505 ILCS 80/3from Ch. 5, par. 55.3
505 ILCS 80/4from Ch. 5, par. 55.4
505 ILCS 80/5from Ch. 5, par. 55.5
505 ILCS 80/6from Ch. 5, par. 55.6
505 ILCS 80/6afrom Ch. 5, par. 55.6a
505 ILCS 80/7from Ch. 5, par. 55.7
505 ILCS 80/8from Ch. 5, par. 55.8
505 ILCS 80/9from Ch. 5, par. 55.9
505 ILCS 80/10from Ch. 5, par. 55.10
505 ILCS 80/11from Ch. 5, par. 55.11
505 ILCS 80/12from Ch. 5, par. 55.12
505 ILCS 80/13from Ch. 5, par. 55.13
505 ILCS 80/14from Ch. 5, par. 55.14
505 ILCS 80/15from Ch. 5, par. 55.15
505 ILCS 80/16from Ch. 5, par. 55.16
505 ILCS 80/17from Ch. 5, par. 55.17
505 ILCS 80/18afrom Ch. 5, par. 55.18a
505 ILCS 80/19from Ch. 5, par. 55.19
505 ILCS 80/20from Ch. 5, par. 55.20
505 ILCS 80/21from Ch. 5, par. 55.21
505 ILCS 80/21.5 new
505 ILCS 80/6b rep.
505 ILCS 80/18 rep.

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Fertilizer Act of 1961. Makes changes to the definitions. Provides for labeling requirements for fertilizers or custom blends. Provides that it shall be unlawful for misbranding or for the adulteration of a fertilizer within the State. Provides that the Director of the Department of Agriculture may refuse to register a fertilizer or cancel or suspend a fertilizer registration, custom blend, or fertilizer if certain specified claims are made. Permits the Director to issue and serve a written stop sale, stop use, or regulate removal upon an owner, operator, manager, or agent in charge of fertilizer. Creates the Nutrient Research and Education Council (NREC) for the purpose of pursuing nutrient research and providing educational programs to ensure the adoption and implementation of practices that optimize nutrient use efficiency, ensure soil fertility, and address environmental concerns with regard to fertilizer use. Provides that the Department has the authority to issue subpoenas, temporary restraining orders, preliminary or permanent injunctions against any person from violating or continuing to violate any provision of the Act. Provides for penalties based on type of violation. Repeals a provision concerning fund appropriations and seizure, condemnation, and sale of fertilizers. Makes other corresponding changes. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/14/2012HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Lisa M. Dugan
  2/15/2012HouseFirst Reading
  2/15/2012HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/21/2012HouseAssigned to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  2/28/2012HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Agriculture & Conservation Committee; 013-001-000
  2/29/2012HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/29/2012HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Biss
  2/29/2012HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick J. Verschoore
  2/29/2012HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Sacia
  2/29/2012HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Wayne Rosenthal
  3/6/2012HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/6/2012HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/7/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anthony DeLuca
  3/8/2012HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 084-022-000
  3/21/2012SenateArrive in Senate
  3/21/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/21/2012SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Michael W. Frerichs
  3/21/2012SenateFirst Reading
  3/21/2012SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/11/2012SenateAssigned to Agriculture and Conservation
  4/18/2012SenateDo Pass Agriculture and Conservation; 007-000-000
  4/18/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 19, 2012
  5/2/2012SenateSecond Reading
  5/2/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 3, 2012
  5/22/2012SenateThird Reading - Passed; 050-006-000
  5/22/2012HousePassed Both Houses
  6/20/2012HouseSent to the Governor
  8/15/2012HouseGovernor Approved
  8/15/2012HouseEffective Date August 15, 2012
  8/15/2012HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0960

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