SB 3764 - OPPOSE

Short Description:  PROCUREMENT-SINGLE USE PLASTIC

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Julie A. Morrison and Heather A. Steans-Laura Fine-Sara Feigenholtz-Melinda Bush-Patricia Van Pelt

Synopsis As Introduced
     Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides that when a State contract is to be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder, an otherwise qualified bidder who will fulfill the contract through the use of compostable foodware or recyclable foodware may be given preference over other bidders unable to do so. Prohibits the procurement and use of single-use plastic disposable foodware at State parks, natural areas, and the Illinois State Fair. Provides that the prohibition does not apply to the procurement of single-use plastic disposable straws if a State agency is servicing medically vulnerable persons. Defines terms.

Last Action 

Date

Chamber

 Action

  2/14/2020

Senate

Referred to Assignments

SB 3677 - OPPOSE

Short Description:  EPA-POLYSTYRENE FOAM BAN

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Laura Fine, Heather A. Steans-Sara Feigenholtz-Melinda Bush-Julie A. Morrison and Patricia Van Pelt

Synopsis As Introduced
     Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that, beginning January 1, 2022, a store may not sell or distribute in this State a disposable food service container that is composed in whole or in part of polystyrene foam. Directs the Environmental Protection Agency to adopt rules to implement the amendatory Act's provisions.

Last Action 

Date

Chamber

 Action

  2/14/2020

Senate

Referred to Assignments

SB 3423 - OPPOSE

Short Description:  CARRYOUT BAG FEE ACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Melinda Bush and Heather A. Steans

Synopsis As Introduced
     Creates the Carryout Bag Fee Act. Provides that a carryout bag fee of $0.10 is imposed on each carryout bag used by a customer at retail establishments, except in municipalities with a population greater than 1,000,000, with $0.03 being returned to the retail establishment, $0.04 into the Carryout Bag Fee Fund, $0.01 to the Prairie Research Institute of the University of Illinois, $0.01 into the Solid Waste Management Fund, and $0.01 into the Partners for Conservation Fund. Provides that the carryout bag fee does not apply to the retail sale or use of carryout bags that are used to carry items purchased under specified governmental food assistance programs. Repeals the new Act on January 1, 2026. Amends the State Finance Act making conforming changes. Amends the Counties Code and Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that a county or municipality may not ban, place a fee or tax on, or regulate in any other manner the use, disposition, content, taxation, or sale of carryout bags. Limits the applicability of the provisions as they relate to a county or municipality that charged a fee or tax on carryout bags on May 1, 2020 and specified recycling programs. Limits home rule powers.

Last Action 

Date

Chamber

 Action

  2/14/2020

Senate

Referred to Assignments

SB 3424 - OPPOSE

Short Description:  RECYCLING-BEVERAGE CONTAINER

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Melinda Bush and Heather A. Steans-Sara Feigenholtz-Laura Fine-Julie A. Morrison

Synopsis As Introduced
     Creates the Illinois Container Fee and Deposit Act. Provides for a deposit value of 5 cents to be paid by consumers on each beverage container sold in the State by a dealer for consumption. Provides that upon the return to a dealer or person operating a redemption center, the dealer or redemption center shall pay the value of the deposit back to the consumer as a refund. Sets forth requirements for the administration of the program. Provides certain exemptions to the program. Requires that the refund value be clearly indicated on all beverage containers sold in the State. Provides for the Environmental Protection Agency to certify redemption centers. Prohibits snap-top beverage containers. Provides that persons violating the Act shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor. Prohibits the manufacture of certain plastic metal beverage containers. Prohibits the disposal of beverage containers at sanitary landfills. Provides that deposits not passed on to the consumer through bottle redemption shall be distributed as follows: 75% to the Agency for environmental and conservation-related programs, and 25% to each distributor in proportion to the amount of beverage containers each distributor sold in the State. Amends the State Finance Act to create the Illinois Container Fee and Deposit Fund. Amends the Illinois Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Provides that a full service restaurant or quick service restaurant shall not provide single use plastic disposable foodware items to a consumer ordering or purchasing dine-in food unless requested by the consumer. Contains other specified requirements for full service or quick service restaurants and provides civil penalties for any violations. Effective July 1, 2021.

Last Action 

Date

Chamber

 Action

  2/14/2020

Senate

Referred to Assignments

SB 2920 - OPPOSE

Short Description:  PLASTIC STRAW BAN

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Emil Jones, III

Synopsis As Introduced
     Creates the Plastic Straw Ban Act. Provides that no bar, restaurant, or any business that sells food to the public may provide to a customer a single-use plastic straw unless requested by the customer. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall enforce the Act. Provides penalties for violations. Defines terms.

Last Action 

Date

Chamber

 Action

  4/12/2020

Senate

Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments

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