92nd General Assembly
Status of HB0554
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   New Act                                                                     
   55 ILCS 5/5-15016.1 new                                                     
   65 ILCS 5/11-125-2        from Ch. 24, par. 11-125-2                        
   70 ILCS 3715/6            from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 228                        
   70 ILCS 3715/8            from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 231                        
   525 ILCS 45/3             from Ch. 5, par. 1603                             
   525 ILCS 45/5             from Ch. 5, par. 1605                             
   525 ILCS 45/5.1           from Ch. 5, par. 1605.1                           
   525 ILCS 45/5.3 new                                                         

        Creates the Illinois Groundwater Quantity Management Act.  Allows      
   the Department of Natural Resources to  conduct  groundwater  quantity      
   management  area  needs  assessments for certain counties.  Allows the      
   Department to develop groundwater quantity management area  plans  for      
   those  counties.   Sets  requirements  for the plans.  Provides that a      
   plan must be adopted by the county.  Requires the Department  and  the      
   county  to  review  the  plan  at  least  every 5 years.  Requires the      
   payment  of  compensation  when  a  high  capacity  well  causes  well      
   interference  with  a  domestic  well.  Allows  certain  counties   to      
   establish  a  domestic  well  upgrade  fund  to  pay for the repair or      
   replacement of domestic wells  that  fail  to  supply  water  or  that      
   experience   a  significant  reduction  in  performance  due  to  well      
   interference.  Provides that a person who  violates  the  Act  may  be      
   fined  not  more  than  $1,000  and  not  less  than $2,000 per day of      
   violation. Amends the Counties Code.  Provides that the  county  board      
   may  control  and  manage groundwater developments in a manner that is      
   not inconsistent with the  Illinois  Groundwater  Quantity  Management      
   Act.  Amends  the Illinois Municipal Code.  Deletes a provision that a      
   municipality may prevent or punish an  injury  to  the  municipality's      
   water  source  or  waterworks within 20 miles of its corporate limits.      
   Amends the Water Authorities Act.  Provides that permits issued  by  a      
   water  authority  may  set requirements based on guidelines set by the      
   Department of Natural Resources for the spacing and location of  wells      
   and  the depth of wells and the depth of pumps and settings.  Provides      
   that a water authority may regulate the use of  water  during  certain      
   times in accordance with a plan developed by the Department of Natural      
   Resources.   Provides  that  the provisions of the Act do not apply to      
   water used solely for domestic purposes that is supplied from  a  well      
   or  other  immediate source (now, the Act does not apply to water used      
   for agricultural,  farm  irrigation,  or  domestic  purposes  that  is      
   supplied from a well or other immediate source).  Amends the Water Use      
   Act   of   1983.   Requires  certain  counties  to  be  designated  as      
   groundwater  emergency  restriction  areas  and  groundwater  resource      
   assessment areas.  Makes other changes.  Effective immediately.             
          FISCAL NOTE (Department of Natural Resources)                        
          Fiscal impact is estimated at $1,225,000 for increased staff,        
          operational support costs, technical studies and groundwater         
   FEB-02-2001  H  FILED WITH CLERK                                               
   FEB-05-2001  H  FIRST READING                                                  
   FEB-05-2001  H  REFERRED TO HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE        RULES                 
   FEB-07-2001  H       ASSIGNED TO COMMITTEE               CONSRV & LAND         
   FEB-14-2001  H  ADDED AS A JOINT SPONSOR                 ERWIN                 
   FEB-22-2001  H                         FISCAL NOTE FILED                       
   FEB-22-2001  H                   COMMITTEE               CONSRV & LAND         
   MAR-16-2001  H  RE-REFERRED TO RULES COMM/RULE 19(A)     RULES         HRUL    
   JAN-07-2003  H  SESSION SINE DIE                                               


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