92nd General Assembly
Status of HB3009
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   30 ILCS 105/5.545 new                                                       
   415 ILCS 5/12.5 new                                                         

        Amends the Environmental Protection Act.  Provides that a  person      
   shall  not  operate  on the waters of the State a vessel that contains      
   ballast water that was acquired  outside  the  waters  of  the  State,      
   unless  the  ballast  water  and  any  sediment  therefrom  have  been      
   sterilized  as  required  by Agency rule. Provides that a violation of      
   this provision is a Class 3 felony. Provides that a person operating a      
   vessel on the waters of the State shall not  cause  ballast  water  or      
   sediment  to  be  discharged  into the waters of the State, unless the      
   discharge is authorized by a permit issued  by  the  Agency.  Provides      
   that  a  violator  of  this  provision  is liable for a civil penalty.      
   Requires  the  Agency  to  establish  a  Ballast  Water  and  Sediment      
   Inspection Program that assures that aquatic nuisance species  do  not      
   enter the waters of the State through the direct or indirect discharge      
   of  ballast  water  or  sediment.  Provides  for deposit of permit and      
   inspection fees into the Aquatic  Nuisance  Species  Prevention  Fund.      
   Amends  the  State  Finance Act to create the Aquatic Nuisance Species      
   Prevention Fund.                                                            
   FEB-27-2001  H  FILED WITH CLERK                                               
   FEB-27-2001  H  FIRST READING                                                  
   FEB-27-2001  H  REFERRED TO HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE        RULES                 
   FEB-28-2001  H       ASSIGNED TO COMMITTEE               ENVRMNT ENRGY         
   FEB-28-2001  H  ADDED AS A CO-SPONSOR                    FRANKS                
   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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