Sunday, March 5, 2017



Representative Ryan Spain

Filed: HB 3455 on 2-10-17

Amends the Department of Natural Resources Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides in the Department of Natural Resource's Adopt-A-Park program that volunteers may assist with vegetation management, providing building and facility repair, or other appropriate services. Creates the Adopt-A-Trail Program. Provides that the Department shall establish and maintain Adopt-A-Trail programs with individual or group volunteers, if requested by an individual or group volunteers, in an effort to reduce and remove litter from trails and to provide other services. Provides that the Department shall retain the ability to approve or deny an individual or group volunteer's request; however, the Department must state the reason for the request denial. Provides that by engaging in volunteer activities under the Act, volunteers fully acknowledge and understand that there shall be neither a (1) promise or expectation of compensation of any type, including benefits, nor (2) creation of an employer-employee relationship. Makes other changes.

Latest Actions: House Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 113-000-000
  • Date - Chamber - Action
    •  2/10/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Ryan Spain
        2/10/2017HouseFirst Reading
        2/10/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
        2/22/2017HouseAssigned to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
        3/9/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Ryan Spain
        3/9/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
        3/14/2017HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Agriculture & Conservation Committee; 012-000-000
        3/14/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
        3/15/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
        3/15/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
        3/15/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
        3/21/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Ryan Spain
        3/21/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
        3/22/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
        4/4/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
        4/4/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
        4/4/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
        4/5/2017HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 113-000-000
        4/5/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
        4/5/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Batinick
        4/5/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Allen Skillicorn
        4/5/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Allen Skillicorn
        4/5/2017HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Allen Skillicorn
        4/6/2017SenateArrive in Senate
        4/6/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
        4/6/2017SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Chuck Weaver
        4/6/2017SenateFirst Reading
        4/6/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
        4/25/2017SenateAssigned to State Government
        5/1/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Tim Bivins
        5/4/2017SenateDo Pass State Government; 007-000-000
        5/4/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 5, 2017
        5/4/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Steven M. Landek
        5/19/2017SenateSecond Reading
        5/19/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 22, 2017
        5/25/2017SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
        5/25/2017HousePassed Both Houses

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