90th General Assembly
Summary of SB0795
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Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends Acts containing references to the "Hazardous Waste Re-          
   search and Information Center" within the Office of Scientific Re-          
   search Analysis of the Department of Natural Resources; changes refer-      
   ences to the "Waste Management and Research Center". Provides that the      
   Office of Scientific Research Analysis, in addition to the duties lis-      
   ted, may perform other related research functions and responsibilities      
   as may be appropriate, instead of as provided by law; and provides          
   that Office. Amends the State Finance Act. Provides that  Conservation      
   that the State museum is within that Office. Amends the State Finance       
   Act. Provides that Conservation 2000 funds may be used to establish         
   and protect ecosystems through technical assistance and grants to pub-      
   lic and private landowners. Amends the Surface Coal Mining Land Con-        
   servation and Reclamation Act to transfer the functions of the Intera-      
   gency Committee on Surface Mining Control and Reclamation to the            
   Office of Mines and Minerals within the Department of Natural Re-           
   sources beginning July 1, 1997. Provides that the Department shall not      
   deny a permit based on certain violations of the Act resulting from         
   unanticipated events or conditions. In the event of a violation of the      
   Act and a forfeiture of a bond or deposit of a surface coal mining          
   operator, provides for the use of funds appropriated under the Aban-        
   doned Mined Lands and Water Reclamation Act to cover costs of remedia-      
   tion that exceed the amount of the bond or deposit. Sets forth excep-       
   tions to the Department's duty to prepare a Land Report on the peti-        
   ton of an interested party. Deletes certain provisions relating to          
   public notice and opportunity to be heard on the adoption, amendment,       
   or repeal of Department rules. Amends the Fish and Aquatic Life Code        
   to lengthen the commercial musseling season, eliminate certain har-         
   vesting methods, and authorize commercial musseling in the Ohio river.      
   Amends the Wildlife Code to provide that no bow and arrow device shall      
   be carried with the arrow in the nocked position during hours when          
   deer hunting is unlawful, deleting provision that bow and arrow must        
   be cased, unstrung or otherwise made inoperable by a locking device.        
   Makes other changes. Effective immediately.                                 
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          430 ILCS 65/3a                  from Ch. 38, par. 83-3a              
        Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act to provide that      
   a non-resident with a valid non-resident hunting license may  purchase      
   or  obtain  a  rifle, shotgun, or ammunition for a rifle or shotgun in      
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          5 ILCS 615/2                    from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 5002           
          5 ILCS 615/10                   from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 5010           
          225 ILCS 725/22.2               from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 5436           
        Amends the Oil and Gas Wells on Public Lands Act to prohibit oil       
   and gas extraction activities and the use of production equipment on        
   land owned by the Department of Natural Resources and on other              
   State-protected lands.  Provides for the allocation of moneys received      
   from oil and gas permitting or licensing  relating  to  Department  of      
   Natural  Resources lands that have not been purchased with moneys from      
   the Wildlife and Fish Fund and moneys received from the integration of      
   those lands.   Amends  the  Illinois  Oil  and  Gas  Act  to  prohibit      
   integration  of interests in an established drilling unit if one owner      
   is  the  Department  of  Natural  Resources,  unless  the   Department      
   determines,  following  a  comprehensive  environmental impact review,      
   that no substantial or irreversible detrimental  harm  will  occur  on      
   Department  lands  as  a result of any proposed activities relating to      
   mineral extraction.                                                         
          FISCAL NOTE (Dept. of Natural Resources)                             
          SB 795 will not increase or decrease revenues or cause to ex-        
          pend any State funds.                                                
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, AMENDED (DCCA)                           
          Fails to create a State mandate.                                     
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0490

   Last action date: 97-08-17

           Location: Senate

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


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