NOVAK-HARTKE-STEPHENS AND BLACK.
PROPANE EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Propane Education and Research Act. Provides that
propane industry organizations may conduct a referendum for the
creation of an Illinois Propane Education and Research Council. The
Council shall consist of 12 members and shall develop programs to
enhance consumer and employee safety and training, to provide for
research and development, and to inform and educate the public about
safety and other issues associated with the use of propane. Provides
for assessments on odorized propane which are to be collected by the
entity which is the owner of odorized propane at the time of
odorization or at the time of import of odorized propane and paid to
the Council on a monthly basis. Those assessed may apply for and
receive a refund from the Council in the amount of the assessment. No
assessment funds may be used for lobbying. The price of propane shall
be determined by market forces and assessment fees may not be passed
on to consumers.
FISCAL NOTE (Dept. of Agriculture)
HB 279 of the IDOA would be minimal; until it is amended, the
potential fiscal impact on IDOA is $5,000 to $10,000.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes everything and replaces it with language similar to the
bill as introduced but adds that the Director of Agriculture may serve
as an ex-officio non-voting member of the Council, adds a 1% per month
penalty for late payment of assessments to the Council, provides that
those who obtain refunds of the assessment levied against them are not
eligible for any benefits provided under the Council's programs, and
provides that the Council shall notify the Director of the Department
of Agriculture of the name, address, and propane-related affiliation,
if any, of new Council members. Makes other changes.
FISCAL NOTE, AMENDED (Dept. of Agriculture)
With H-am 1, HB 279 would have no fiscal impact on IDOA.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, AMENDED
In the opinion of DCCA, HB279, amended, fails to create a
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 99-01-12
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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