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   30 ILCS 105/5.543 new                                                       
   415 ILCS 5/12.5 new                                                         

        Amends the  Environmental  Protection  Act.   Provides  that  the      
   Agency shall promulgate rules to prevent the introduction and minimize      
   the  spread  of  aquatic  nuisance  species  within  the  Great Lakes.      
   Provides for evaluation of the effectiveness of  the  rules  at  least      
   every 5 years.   Provides that a person shall not operate on the Great      
   Lakes  within  the  jurisdiction  of  this  State an oceangoing vessel      
   capable of discharging ballast  water,  unless  the  vessel  has  been      
   issued  a permit by the Agency and the vessel is equipped with all the      
   necessary equipment to discharge the  ballast  water  or  sediment  in      
   compliance  with  the permit and the rules. Provides for suspension of      
   enforcement of the permit requirement if a federal law is  enacted  or      
   federal  regulations are promulgated that require vessels operating on      
   the Great Lakes to comply  with  ballast  water  management  practices      
   designed  to  minimize  the  spread of aquatic nuisance species in the      
   Great Lakes and require the treatment of ballast  water  and  sediment      
   for  oceangoing  vessels.   Provides that fees shall be deposited into      
   the Aquatic Nuisance Species  Prevention  Fund,  an  interest  bearing      
   special  fund.   Amends  the  State  Finance Act to create the Aquatic      
   Nuisance Species Prevention Fund.                                           
   JAN-11-2001  S  FIRST READING                                                  
   JAN-11-2001  S  REFERRED TO SENATE RULES COMMITTEE       RULES                 
   FEB-01-2001  S       ASSIGNED TO COMMITTEE               ENVIR & ENE           
   FEB-26-2001  S  ADDED AS A CO-SPONSOR                    PHILIP                
   FEB-28-2001  S                                 POSTPONED                       
   MAR-07-2001  S                                 POSTPONED                       
   MAR-21-2001  S                                 POSTPONED                       
   MAR-28-2001  S                                 POSTPONED                       
   MAR-28-2001  S                   COMMITTEE               ENVIR & ENE           
   MAR-31-2001  S  RE-REFERRED TO RULES COMM/RULE 3-9(A)    RULES                 
   JAN-07-2003  S  SESSION SINE DIE                                               


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