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

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Bill Title: Amends the University of Illinois Scientific Surveys Act. Provides that, 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. Provides that no later than 3 months after completion of the review, 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. Provides that the amendatory Act's provisions are repealed on July 1, 2021.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 21-9)

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

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State of Illinois
2019 and 2020

Introduced 2/13/2019, by Sen. Julie A. Morrison

105 ILCS 5/14.8 new

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.
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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 School Code is amended by adding Section
514.8 as follows:
6 (105 ILCS 5/14.8 new)
7 Sec. 14.8. Microplastics.
8 (a) The Agency, on or before July 1, 2020, shall adopt a
9definition of microplastics in drinking water.
10 (b) The Agency, on or before July 1, 2021, shall perform
11each of the following:
12 (1) adopt a standard methodology to be used in the
13 testing of drinking water for microplastics;
14 (2) adopt requirements for 4 years of testing and
15 reporting of microplastics in drinking water, including
16 public disclosure of those results;
17 (3) if appropriate, consider issuing a notification
18 level or other guidance to aid consumer interpretations of
19 the results of the testing required pursuant to this
20 Section; and
21 (4) accredit qualified laboratories in Illinois to
22 analyze microplastics.