Bill Sponsors: IL SB3328 | 2013-2014 | 98th General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act. Provides that the Department of Natural Resources shall, immediately upon passage of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, suspend acceptance or approval of any and all new permits for high volume horizontal fracturing operations or horizontal drilling with fracturing operations in any and all of the geographic areas in the 9-county area situated over or located above the Mahomet aquifer in this State. Provides that the Department shall work with the Illinois State Geological Survey and the Mahomet Aquifer Consortium to determine exact map locations of all areas in this State that are situated over or located above the Mahomet aquifer. Creates the Mahomet Aquifer Task Force to investigate any and all adverse effects of high volume hydraulic fracturing operations or horizontal drilling with fracturing operations. Requires the Task Force to report to the General Assembly and the Governor on its findings.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)

Status: (Failed) 2015-01-13 - Session Sine Die [SB3328 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Amended) [HTML]

Sponsors

NameTypeSponsorshipDistrictFinancialEncyclopediaBiography
Senator Ira Silverstein [D]PrimarySponsored BillsSD-008FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator William Delgado [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsSD-002FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator Heather Steans [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsSD-007FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart

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