Comments: IL SB1969 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Makes changes to a provision prohibiting persons from causing or allowing water to accumulate in used or waste tires. Provides an exception for residential households that keep no more than 4 (rather than 12) used or waste tires at the site if they are covered and kept dry. Changes the maximum amount of money that may be allocated from the Used Tire Management Fund for specified purposes from $2,000,000 per fiscal year to $4,000,000 per fiscal year. Provides that 10% of allocations from the Used Tire Management Fund shall be allocated to the University of Illinois for the Prairie Research Institute (rather than to the Department of Natural Resources for the Illinois Natural History Survey) for specified research purposes. Provides that moneys in excess of $4,000,0000 (rather than $2,000,000) per fiscal year from the Used Tire Management Fund shall be used for specified purposes. Provides that a specified amount of the moneys in excess of $4,000,000 per year from the Used Tire Management Fund shall be used to provide grants to public universities for vector-related research, disease-related research, and for related laboratory-based equipment and field-based equipment. Provides that $300,000 from the Emergency Public Health Fund shall be allocated annually to the University of Illinois (rather than the Department of Natural Resources) for specified research purposes. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-1)

Status: (Enrolled) 2017-05-31 - Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Chad Hays [SB1969 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]

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