Bill Text: IL HB0659 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Chaptered

Bill Title: Amends the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning resource recovery.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)

Status: (Passed) 2017-08-25 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0341 [HB0659 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB0659-Chaptered.html

Public Act 100-0341
HB0659 EnrolledLRB100 06337 AWJ 16375 b
AN ACT concerning local government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 5. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Act
is amended by adding Section 57 as follows:
(70 ILCS 2605/57 new)
Sec. 57. Nutrient trading.
(a) The sanitary district may participate in any available
nutrient trading program in the State for meeting water quality
(b) The authorization granted to the sanitary district
under this Section shall not be construed as modifying or
limiting any other law or rule. Any actions taken pursuant to
this Section must be in compliance with all applicable laws and
rules, including, but not limited to, the Environmental
Protection Act and rules adopted under that Act.
(c) If the sanitary district participates in a nutrient
trading program under subsection (a), the sanitary district
shall give preference to trading investments: (i) that will
benefit low income or rural communities; and (ii) where local
water quality improvements can be realized.