Bill Text: IL SB1392 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Chaptered

Bill Title: Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Requires that the Agency define "microplastics" and examine the role of microplastics in public drinking water. Requires the Agency to publicly disclose the results of its testing and reporting. Provides that the Agency, if appropriate, is to consider issuing a notification level to aid consumer interpretations. Requires the Agency to accredit qualified laboratories in Illinois to analyze microplastics.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 21-9)

Status: (Passed) 2019-08-09 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0330 [SB1392 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-SB1392-Chaptered.html

Public Act 101-0330
SB1392 EnrolledLRB101 09243 CPF 54337 b
AN ACT concerning safety.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 5. The University of Illinois Scientific Surveys
Act is amended by adding Section 22 as follows:
(110 ILCS 425/22 new)
Sec. 22. Microplastics report.
(a) Subject to appropriation, the Prairie Research
Institute shall conduct a detailed review of the available
scientific literature and federal and State laws, regulations,
and rules to identify the threat of microplastics to human
health and the environment.
(b) No later than 3 months after completion of the review
conducted under subsection (a), the Prairie Research Institute
shall submit to the General Assembly a report of its findings
that must include any recommendations for legislative or
regulatory actions that the State can take to protect human
health and the environment from microplastics.
(c) This Section is repealed on July 1, 2021.