IL HB3105 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 24-1)
Status: Passed on July 19 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-07-19 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0102
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


Amends the Wrongful Tree Cutting Act. Changes the definition of "stumpage". Defines "protected land" and "qualified professional forester or ecological restoration professional". Provides that any party found to have intentionally cut or knowingly caused to be cut any standing timber or tree, other than a tree or woody plant referenced in the Illinois Exotic Weed Act, on protected land, and the party did not have the legal right to so cut or cause to be cut, must pay the person or entity that owns or holds a conservation right to the land 3 times stumpage value plus remediation costs. Provides that nothing in the Act limits the rights of a party to pursue causes of action under other laws, including any available common law remedies for damages. Limits the relief available under the Act. Provides that the court shall allow a plaintiff who prevails to recover the cost of expenses incurred. Makes changes in provisions concerning appraisals and findings of value and expenses. Adds provisions concerning: remediation plans; court-ordered determinations of costs; assistance by the Department of Natural Resources; and use of awards under the Act. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

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Roll Calls

2019-05-17 - Senate - Third Reading in Senate (Y: 53 N: 0 NV: 6 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-04-09 - House - Third Reading in House (Y: 113 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-07-19HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0102
2019-07-19HouseEffective Date July 19, 2019
2019-07-19HouseGovernor Approved
2019-06-14HouseSent to the Governor
2019-05-17HousePassed Both Houses
2019-05-17SenateThird Reading - Passed; 053-000-000
2019-05-17SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
2019-05-17SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
2019-05-17SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
2019-05-14SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 15, 2019
2019-05-14SenateSecond Reading
2019-05-02SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 7, 2019
2019-05-02SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 009-000-000
2019-04-24SenateAssigned to Judiciary
2019-04-10SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
2019-04-10SenateReferred to Assignments
2019-04-10SenateFirst Reading
2019-04-10SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Steve Stadelman
2019-04-10SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
2019-04-10SenateArrive in Senate
2019-04-09HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 113-000-000
2019-04-09HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Rita
2019-03-28HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John C. D'Amico
2019-03-28HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
2019-03-28HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
2019-03-28HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
2019-03-28HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
2019-03-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
2019-03-26HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
2019-03-26HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
2019-03-21HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
2019-03-20HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
2019-03-20HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
2019-03-20HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
2019-03-20HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Burke
2019-03-20HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Diane Pappas
2019-03-20HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
2019-03-20HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
2019-03-20HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
2019-03-20HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan
2019-03-20HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary - Civil Committee; 013-000-000
2019-03-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Margo McDermed
2019-03-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
2019-03-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
2019-03-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
2019-03-13HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
2019-03-13HouseReported Back To Judiciary - Civil Committee;
2019-03-13HouseRecommends Do Pass Subcommittee/ Judiciary - Civil Committee; 007-000-000
2019-03-06HouseTo Commercial Law Subcommittee
2019-03-05HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
2019-02-15HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2019-02-15HouseFirst Reading
2019-02-15HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mary Edly-Allen

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