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Sen. Fine-sponsored law amending the Environmental Protection Act to prohibit lead-acid battery retailers from disposing of lead-acid batteries by delivery to a collection or recycling facility, unless that collection or recycling facility accepts lead-ac

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By Local Labs News Service | Jul 27, 2019

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A new law sponsored by Sen. Laura Fine (D-9) that was introduced with the purpose of amending the Environmental Protection Act to prohibit lead-acid battery retailers from disposing of lead-acid batteries by delivery to a collection or recycling facility, unless that collection or recycling facility accepts lead-acid batteries went into effect on July 26, according to the official Illinois General Assembly website.

The legislation was introduced in bill HB2296 on Feb. 8, when Rep. Ann M. Williams (D-11) filed it with the House clerk.

According to the General Assembly website, the bill as introduced was designed to "amend the Environmental Protection Act to prohibit lead-acid battery retailers from disposing of lead-acid batteries by delivery to a collection or recycling facility, unless that collection or recycling facility accepts lead-acid batteries".

After debate, the House passed the bill on April 9 and it arrived in the Senate on April 10, and both chambers agreed to the final version of the legislation on May 21. The bill was sent to the governor and signed into law on July 26. The law went into effect immediately.

Illinois legislature enacts laws through bills that can be introduced in either the state House of Representatives or the state Senate. Either chamber of the legislature can reject or amend a bill before it becomes law. Legislators sometimes sponsor "shell bills" devoid of substantive provisions, introduced with the intention of being amended later to include actual legislation.

The following table shows the full history of actions on HB2296.

Date
Chamber
Action
2/8/2019
House
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Ann M. Williams
2/13/2019
House
First Reading
2/13/2019
House
Referred to Rules Committee
2/19/2019
House
Assigned to Energy & Environment Committee
3/12/2019
House
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
3/12/2019
House
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Ann M. Williams
3/19/2019
House
Do Pass as Amended / Short Debate Energy & Environment Committee; 029-000-000
3/19/2019
House
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Energy & Environment Committee; by Voice Vote
3/19/2019
House
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Energy & Environment Committee
3/21/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
3/21/2019
House
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
3/21/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Ann M. Williams
3/22/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
3/22/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Ann M. Williams
3/26/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 3 Rules Refers to Energy & Environment Committee
3/29/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Energy & Environment Committee; 031-000-000
4/2/2019
House
Second Reading - Short Debate
4/2/2019
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
4/2/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted
4/2/2019
House
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
4/9/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Diane Pappas
4/9/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
4/9/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
4/9/2019
House
Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 113-000-000
4/10/2019
Senate
Arrive in Senate
4/10/2019
Senate
First Reading
4/10/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of First Reading
4/10/2019
Senate
Chief Senate Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
4/10/2019
Senate
Referred to Assignments
4/24/2019
Senate
Assigned to Environment and Conservation
5/2/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 7, 2019
5/2/2019
Senate
Do Pass Environment and Conservation; 007-000-000
5/16/2019
Senate
Second Reading
5/16/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 17, 2019
5/21/2019
House
Passed Both Houses
5/21/2019
Senate
Third Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
5/21/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
6/19/2019
House
Sent to the Governor
7/26/2019
House
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0137
7/26/2019
House
Governor Approved
7/26/2019
House
Effective Date July 26, 2019

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