A new law sponsored by Sen. Ann Gillespie (D-27) that was introduced with the purpose of repealing the Kyoto Protocol Act of 1998 went into effect on Aug. 15, according to the official Illinois General Assembly website.
The legislation was introduced in bill HB3481 on Feb. 15, when Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-18) filed it with the House clerk.
According to the General Assembly website, the bill as introduced was designed to "repeal the Kyoto Protocol Act of 1998" and "effective immediately".
After debate, the House passed the bill on March 28 and it arrived in the Senate on April 3, and both chambers agreed to the final version of the legislation on May 22. The bill was sent to the governor and signed into law on Aug. 15. 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 HB3481.
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Robyn Gabel
Referred to Rules Committee
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
Assigned to Energy & Environment Committee
Do Pass / Short Debate Energy & Environment Committee; 016-010-000
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
Second Reading - Short Debate
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Karina Villa
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
Chief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Ann M. Williams
Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 066-044-001
Chief Senate Sponsor Sen. Laura Ellman
Placed on Calendar Order of First Reading
Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
Assigned to Environment and Conservation
Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Ann Gillespie
Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 7, 2019
Do Pass Environment and Conservation; 005-002-000
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 16, 2019
Third Reading - Passed; 036-017-000
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0373
Effective Date August 15, 2019