ALT FUELS FUND-EXTEND
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Alternate Fuels Act. Changes the definition of
"covered area". Extends the ethanol fuel research program until
December 31, 2002. Provides that the Secretary of State may
promulgate rules concerning user fees. Removes the provision
requiring the Advisory Board to prepare and recommend to the Agency
rules implementing the ethanol fuel research program. Extends the
time during which a person may apply for certain rebates until
calendar year 2002. Deletes provisions concerning application for
those rebates prior to 1997. Provides that the Office of the Secretary
of State shall collect user fees through calendar year 2002. Removes
provisions concerning collection of user fees prior to fiscal year
1999. Provides that the user fee may be collected only for vehicles
registered in the covered area (now registered or primarily used in
the covered area). Provides that owners of vehicles registered under
the International Registration Plan are exempt from paying user fees.
Provides that moneys from the Alternate Fuels Fund may be appropriated
to the Office of the Secretary of State to pay for its cost of
administering programs under the Act. Effective immediately.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides for the Ethanol Fuel Research Program to be administered
by the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs rather than the
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Provides that DCCA may promulgate rules to implement the ethanol
fuel research program.
FISCAL NOTE (Secretary of State)
SB 1840 can be accommodated within SOS proposed FY'99 budget
and by the additional funds authorized in the bill to offset
the costs of administering the program.
STATE MANDATES ACT FISCAL NOTE
Fails to create a State mandate.
HOME RULE NOTE
The bill fails to preempt home rule authority.
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY NOTE
No fiscal effect on a single-family residence.
No decrease or increase in need for the number of judges.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0726
Last action date: 98-08-07
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 2
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