Bill Status of SB0303  95th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Terry Link, Michael Noland and Pamela J. Althoff

House Sponsors
(Rep. Kathleen A. Ryg - Sandy Cole - Karen May - Naomi D. Jakobsson - Robert W. Pritchard, Mark H. Beaubien, Jr., Sidney H. Mathias, Elizabeth Coulson, Bob Biggins, Donald L. Moffitt and Careen M Gordon)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/17/2007SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 95-0268

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
415 ILCS 5/22.23c new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Creates the Plastic Carryout Bag Recycling Program. Requires retailers that distribute plastic carryout bags to consumers to implement a plastic carryout bag collection and recycling program. Sets out plastic carryout bag recycling program requirements. Provides that retailers subject to these provisions shall maintain records detailing the collection, transport, and recycling of plastic carryout bags distributed by the retailer. Provides that any manufacturer of plastic carryout bags shall develop educational marketing materials to encourage the reusing and recycling of plastic carryout bags, and shall make those materials available to retailers.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
415 ILCS 5/22.23c new
Adds reference to:
New Act

Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Plastic Bag Recycling Act and the Plastic Bag Recycling Task Force. Sets out the composition and duties of the Task Force. Provides that the Task Force and the Environmental Protection Agency shall collaborate on a report to be submitted to the Governor and the General Assembly on specified aspects of the pilot program. Sets out a voluntary plastic bag recycling pilot program for certain retailers of Lake County. Provides that the Act is repealed on June 1, 2011.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Provides that retailers participating in the plastic bag recycling pilot program must implement the program on the effective date of the Act (now, on August 1, 2007). Provides that participating retailers must (instead of "may") take specified actions. Makes changes to the composition of the Plastic Bag Recycling Task Force. Changes the date by which the Task Force must compile and submit a report from March 1, 2011 to March 1, 2010. Changes the repeal date of the Act from June 1, 2011 to June 1, 2010.

DateChamber Action
  2/7/2007SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Terry Link
  2/7/2007SenateFirst Reading
  2/7/2007SenateReferred to Rules
  2/21/2007SenateAssigned to Environment and Energy
  2/28/2007SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Terry Link
  2/28/2007SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules
  3/1/2007SenateHeld in Environment and Energy
  3/1/2007SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Noland
  3/1/2007SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  3/6/2007SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Environment and Energy
  3/8/2007SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/8/2007SenateDo Pass as Amended Environment and Energy; 007-000-000
  3/8/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 13, 2007
  3/13/2007SenateSecond Reading
  3/13/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 14, 2007
  3/20/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Terry Link
  3/20/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules
  3/21/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Environment and Energy
  3/22/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Environment and Energy; 008-000-000
  3/29/2007SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  3/29/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Link
  3/29/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  3/29/2007SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  3/30/2007HouseArrived in House
  3/30/2007HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/30/2007HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Kathleen A. Ryg
  4/4/2007HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  4/5/2007HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandy Cole
  4/5/2007HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen May
  4/9/2007HouseFirst Reading
  4/9/2007HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/17/2007HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  4/30/2007HouseAssigned to Environmental Health Committee
  5/8/2007HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Environmental Health Committee; 009-000-000
  5/9/2007HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/21/2007HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/21/2007HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/22/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark H. Beaubien, Jr.
  5/22/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  5/22/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  5/22/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Biggins
  5/22/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Donald L. Moffitt
  5/22/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Careen M Gordon
  5/22/2007HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 089-026-000
  5/22/2007SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/20/2007SenateSent to the Governor
  8/17/2007SenateGovernor Approved
  8/17/2007SenateEffective Date January 1, 2008
  8/17/2007SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 95-0268