Bill Status of HB1485  94th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Julie Hamos - Dave Winters - Eddie Washington - Karen May - Elaine Nekritz, Elizabeth Coulson and Sara Feigenholtz

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
30 ILCS 105/5.640 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Act. Provides that the Environmental Protection Agency must promulgate rules that set performance standards for ballast water discharge and the management of other vectors of aquatic invasive species introduced from ocean-going vessels into the Great Lakes. Sets forth that the Agency shall administer a permit program requiring the compliance of ocean-going vessels to the standards created by the Agency. Provides for the creation of an Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Fund for use by the Agency for prevention, control, and reclamation efforts related to aquatic invasive species. Authorizes any person to bring a civil lawsuit for the enforcement of the provisions of the Act. Provides that the Agency shall suspend enforcement of the Act's provisions if a federal law is enacted after the effective date of the Act that requires ballast water management practices equivalent to or more restrictive than those required in the Act. Makes other changes.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Removes provisions that require the Attorney General to assist the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Natural Resources in fulfilling certain research requirements under the Act.

DateChamber Action
  2/10/2005HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Julie Hamos
  2/10/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Winters
  2/10/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Washington
  2/10/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen May
  2/10/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  2/10/2005HouseFirst Reading
  2/10/2005HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/16/2005HouseAssigned to Environment & Energy Committee
  2/24/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  2/24/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  3/9/2005HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Environment & Energy Committee
  3/9/2005HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Environment & Energy Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/9/2005HouseMotion Do Pass as Amended - Lost Environment & Energy Committee; 007-013-000
  3/9/2005HouseRemains in Environment & Energy Committee
  3/10/2005HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die