Bill Text: IL HB3922 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Engrossed


Bill Title: Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Creates the Municipal Task Force on Recycling Strategies to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions to review the status of municipal policies and programs that reduce greenhouse gas emissions nationally and internationally. Provides that the review shall include, but not be limited to, specified greenhouse gas initiatives. Provides that the Task Force shall prepare a report that summarizes its work and makes recommendations resulting from its review. Provides that the Task Force shall submit the report of its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly no later than one year after the effective date. Contains provisions concerning the membership of the Task Force. Provides that the members of the Task Force shall be appointed no later than 90 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Provides that the provisions creating and concerning the Task Force shall be repealed 2 years after the effective date.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 13-3)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-09-28 - Rule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [HB3922 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB3922-Engrossed.html



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1 AN ACT concerning local government.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Illinois Municipal Code is amended by adding
5Section 11-19-15 as follows:
6 (65 ILCS 5/11-19-15 new)
7 Sec. 11-19-15. Municipal Task Force on Recycling
8Strategies to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions.
9 (a) Landfills are useful resources for the disposal of
10discarded materials. Recycling and composting are also useful
11resources to divert materials from landfills and return
12discarded materials to the secondary markets thereby
13generating economic benefits and a reduction in greenhouse gas
14emissions. The most significant greenhouse gas produced from
15waste is methane. Methane is released during the breakdown of
16organic matter in landfills. Waste prevention and recycling
17help address global climate change by decreasing the amount of
18greenhouse gas emissions and saves energy according to the
19United States Environmental Protection Agency.
20 (b) For the purposes of this Section, "Task Force" means
21the Municipal Task Force on Recycling Strategies to Reduce
22Greenhouse Gas Emissions.
23 (c) The Municipal Task Force on Recycling Strategies to

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1Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions is hereby created to review the
2status of municipal policies and programs that reduce
3greenhouse gas emissions nationally and internationally. The
4goals of the Task Force are to investigate and provide
5recommendations on municipal initiatives to reduce greenhouse
6gas emissions in a manner that protects the environment and
7public health, to promote economic development through
8recycling, and to calculate greenhouse gas reductions based on
9recycling and composting.
10 The Task Force's review shall include, but not be limited
11to, initiatives that divert the following materials from
12landfills in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions: carpet,
13corrugated containers, office paper, aluminum cans, newspaper,
14magazines, polyethylene terephthalate and high-density
15polyethylene plastics, steel cans, dimensional lumber, and
16food scrap. The review shall consider the amount of greenhouse
17gas that can be reduced by recycling or composting such
18materials. The review shall also evaluate the extent to which
19greenhouse gas reduction projects benefit the public health and
20provide economic value.
21 The Task Force shall prepare a report that summarizes its
22work and makes recommendations resulting from its review. The
23Task Force shall submit the report of its findings and
24recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly no
25later than one year after the effective date of this amendatory
26Act of the 100th General Assembly.

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1 The Task Force shall consist of the following 14 members:
2 (1) the Director of the Environmental Protection
3 Agency or his or her representative;
4 (2) four persons appointed by the Director of the
5 Environmental Protection Agency to represent
6 municipalities;
7 (3) two persons appointed by the Director of the
8 Environmental Protection Agency to represent environmental
9 organizations;
10 (4) four persons appointed by the Director of the
11 Environmental Protection Agency to represent recyclers and
12 composters;
13 (5) one person appointed by the Director of the
14 Environmental Protection Agency to support administrative
15 planning and to draft the findings and recommendations of
16 the Task Force;
17 (6) one person appointed by the Director of the
18 Environmental Protection Agency to represent a national
19 waste and recycling organization; and
20 (7) one person appointed by the Director of the
21 Environmental Protection Agency to represent a statewide
22 manufacturing trade association.
23 The Director of the Environmental Protection Agency, or his
24or her representative, shall chair and facilitate the Task
25Force. The members of the Task Force shall be appointed no
26later than 90 days after the effective date of this amendatory

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1Act of the 100th General Assembly. Vacancies in the membership
2of the Task Force shall be filled in the same manner as the
3original appointment. The members of the Task Force shall not
4receive compensation for serving as members of the Task Force.
5 The Environmental Protection Agency shall provide the Task
6Force with administrative and other support.
7 This Section is repealed 2 years after the effective date
8of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly.
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