Bill Text: IL HB2958 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that, on and after January 1, 2018, no person may knowingly cause or allow sale at wholesale or retail of a coal tar sealant product. Provides that, on and after July 1, 2019, no person may knowingly cause or allow application of a coal tar sealant product on any surface, except for highway structures, in the State of Illinois including but not limited to a driveway, parking area, playground, sidewalk, bike trail or roadway. Provides that a city or county may adopt ordinances providing for enforcement of the requirements of this provision. Provides that any violation of this provision shall be enforceable by administrative citation. Provides that penalties for violation may not exceed $1,000 for the first offense and $5,000 for the second offense. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 27-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-05-25 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto [HB2958 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB2958-Introduced.html


100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
HB2958

Introduced , by Rep. Laura Fine

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
415 ILCS 5/52.6 new

Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that, on and after January 1, 2018, no person may knowingly cause or allow sale at wholesale or retail of a coal tar sealant product. Provides that, on and after July 1, 2019, no person may knowingly cause or allow application of a coal tar sealant product on any surface, except for highway structures, in the State of Illinois including but not limited to a driveway, parking area, playground, sidewalk, bike trail or roadway. Provides that a city or county may adopt ordinances providing for enforcement of the requirements of this provision. Provides that any violation of this provision shall be enforceable by administrative citation. Provides that penalties for violation may not exceed $1,000 for the first offense and $5,000 for the second offense. Effective immediately.
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1 AN ACT concerning safety.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Environmental Protection Act is amended by
5adding Section 52.6 as follows:
6 (415 ILCS 5/52.6 new)
7 Sec. 52.6. Coal tar sealant use and sale prohibited.
8 (a) As used in this Section, "coal tar sealant product"
9means a surface applied sealing product containing any amount
10of coal tar, coal tar pitch, coal tar pitch volatiles, or any
11variation assigned the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
12numbers 65996-93-2, 65996-89-6, or 8007-45-2.
13 (b) On and after January 1, 2018, no person may knowingly
14cause or allow sale at wholesale or retail of a coal tar
15sealant product.
16 (c) On and after July 1, 2019, no person may knowingly
17cause or allow application of a coal tar sealant product on any
18surface, except for highway structures, in the State of
19Illinois including but not limited to a driveway, parking area,
20playground, sidewalk, bike trail or roadway.
21 (d) A city or county may adopt ordinances providing for
22enforcement of the requirements of subsections (b) or (c) of
23this Section. A city or county adopting an ordinance has

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1jurisdiction concurrent with the Agency to enforce this
2Section.
3 (e) Any violation of this Section shall be enforceable by
4administrative citation. Penalties under this Section may not
5exceed $1,000 for the first offense and $5,000 for the second
6offense.
7 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
8becoming law.
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