IL SR1746 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Failed on January 9 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-01-09 - Session Sine Die
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Urges that all proposed Illinois rail projects with new freight train holding tracks adjacent to residential areas, including the current Chicago-Milwaukee Intercity Passenger Rail Program described above have a full Environmental Impact Statement. Urges the Illinois Department of Transportation to pursue options to eliminate or minimize the routing of bypass freight traffic through the Chicago metropolitan area, including prioritizing the review and study of rail bypass systems around Chicago that would ensure coastal rail traffic not destined for Chicago could more efficiently bypass the Chicago region and significantly reduce the negative impacts of freight rail in the highest populated areas of Illinois.

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2019-01-09SenateSession Sine Die
2019-01-06SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. John J. Cullerton
2018-07-01SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments
2018-07-01SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments
2018-05-24SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Environment and Conservation
2018-05-23SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
2018-05-23SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Daniel Biss
2018-05-21SenateAssigned to Environment and Conservation
2018-05-16SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
2018-05-16SenateReferred to Assignments
2018-05-16SenateFiled with Secretary

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