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 Bill Status of SB1972  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  WETLAND CONSERVATION FUND

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Laura Fine

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/16/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 830/1-3from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 9701-3
20 ILCS 830/1-4from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 9701-4
20 ILCS 830/1-5from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 9701-5
20 ILCS 830/1-6from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 9701-6
20 ILCS 830/2-1from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 9702-1
20 ILCS 830/Art. IIIA heading new
20 ILCS 830/3A-1 new
20 ILCS 830/3A-2 new
20 ILCS 830/3A-3 new
20 ILCS 830/3A-4 new
30 ILCS 105/5.935 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Interagency Wetland Policy Act of 1989. Sets forth that State agencies shall avoid adverse impacts to unprotected wetlands by requiring the issuance of a license signed by the Director of the Department of Natural Resources and authenticated by the seal thereof. Provides that State agencies shall work to prevent or reduce overall net loss of the State's existing wetland acres or their functional value due to State-licensed activities. Adds the definitions of "unprotected wetland", "protective county program", and "nonprohibited discharge of dredged fill or materials" to the Act. Creates the State Wetland Conservation Fund. Provides that the Department of Natural Resources shall grant a license for certain activities in unprotected wetlands to applicants who pay a fee per acre of wetland to be adversely impacted by such activities. Provides that the fee shall be progressive and based on the quality of the wetland or wetlands to be adversely impacted. Provides that revenues raised from the fees shall be placed in the State Wetland Conservation Fund. Makes a corresponding change in the State Finance Act. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/26/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Laura Fine
  2/26/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/26/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/16/2021SenateAssigned to Agriculture
  4/16/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

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