90th General Assembly
Summary of HB1271
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DRYCLEANER ENV RESPONSE FUND                                               

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Drycleaner Environmental Response Trust Fund  Act  to      
   support    remediation  of drycleaning solvent releases at drycleaning      
   facilities through a reimbursement program for remediation of existing      
   releases and an insurance program for prospective releases.    Creates      
   the Drycleaner Environmental Response Trust Fund Council to administer      
   the  Act.  Sets forth a continuing appropriation of moneys in the Fund      
   to  the  Council  to  make  disbursements  required  under  the   Act.      
   Authorizes civil and criminal penalties.  Establishes a quantity-based      
   drycleaning  solvent  fee  to  be  imposed  on  a  person  selling and      
   transferring drycleaning solvent to a person operating  a  drycleaning      
   facility  for  use  at  the  facility.  Imposes a one-time drycleaning      
   solvent floor stock fee to be assessed on January  1,  1998.  Requires      
   owners  or  operators  of  dry cleaning facilities to obtain a license      
   under the Act in order to be eligible for reimbursement and  insurance      
   benefits under the Act.  Repeals the license fee and sale and transfer      
   fee  provisions  on  July 1, 2007. Provides for a transfer of $375,000      
   from the General Revenue Fund to the Drycleaner Environmental Response      
   Trust Fund, which, after 6 months, shall be transferred  back  to  the      
   General  Revenue  Fund.  Amends  the  State  Finance  Act  to  add the      
   Drycleaner Environmental Response  Trust  Fund.  Amends  the  Illinois      
   Insurance  Code  to exempt the Drycleaner Environmental Response Trust      
   Fund from the provisions of the Code. Effective immediately.                
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Changes the annual license fee  schedule  under  the  Drycleaning      
   Environmental  Response  Trust Fund Act. Makes technical and stylistic      
          FISCAL NOTE (EPA)                                                    
          HB 1271 is expected to generate approximately $1.5 million in        
          annual fee revenue, to be deposited into the Drycleaner En-          
          vironmental Response Trust Fund.                                     
          FISCAL NOTE (EPA)                                                    
          HB1271 is expected to generate approximately $3 M over 10 yrs.       
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE                                           
          In the opinion of DCCA, HB1271, with H-am 1, fails to create a       
          State mandate.                                                       
          HOME RULE NOTE                                                       
          HB1271, amended by H-am 1, does not preempt home rule autho-         
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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