Bill Status of HB2767  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  EPA-ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

House Sponsors
Rep. Theresa Mah and Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
415 ILCS 5/40.4 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that the Environmental Protection Agency shall ensure that possible adverse economic, social, and environmental effects on environmental justice communities relating to any permit or permit renewal have been fully considered prior to publishing a draft permit or permit renewal for public comment, and that the final decision on the permit or permit renewal is made in the best overall public interest. Provides that any person or entity seeking a permit or permit renewal in an environmental justice community shall give public notice with specified information to the residents of the environmental justice community. Provides that environmental justice community residents shall have 90 days following a community meeting to submit comments to the Agency. Provides that a permit applicant for permitted activity sited in an environmental justice community shall enter into a community benefits agreement with the unit of local government in whose jurisdiction the permit applicant has applied. Provides that the community benefits agreement must, at a minimum, contain provisions requiring the permit applicant to mitigate the environmental and public health impact of the permitted activity in the environmental justice community. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/18/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Theresa Mah
  2/19/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/19/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/9/2021HouseAssigned to Energy & Environment Committee
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  8/31/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.