Dan Reitz | IOGA Lobbyist The House and Senate continue to meet in person. Both chambers have scheduled session at least 3 days per week through the end of May. Changes of status from the last update are in bold. Partial Watch List House Bill 74 (Flowers-D) requires employers to provide six weeks of paid leave for maternity/paternity […]
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Dan Reitz | IOGA Lobbyist The House and Senate still continue to hold virtual committees. Both chambers met last week in the Capitol and the Senate is in session this week. All bills are due to be reported from a standing committee on March 26, but the Senate is extending the deadline now to April […]
Dan Reitz | IOGA Lobbyist Bridge Session Review: In early January, the Illinois General Assembly returned to Springfield for the first time in over 7 months. The Legislature used these final days to close out the end of the 101st General Assembly and address several unresolved issues before the start of the 102nd General Assembly. […]
We appreciate Michael Finazzo of Brown, Smith and Settle, LLC and the Illinois Basin Professionals for putting together this presentation. You can view the presentation here. You can view the slides here.
MOUNT VERNON, Ill., Feb. 1, 2021 – The Illinois Oil and Gas Association (IOGA) announced Robert Stewart of Mt. Vernon, IL, as the new Executive Vice President. Stewart’s employment with IOGA will commence on February 1st. Stewart succeeds Seth Whitehead, who will continue his Executive Director role at the Illinois Petroleum Resource Board. The oil […]
SBA WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially only community financial institutions will be able to make First Draw PPP Loans on […]
Dan Reitz | IOGA Lobbyist Below you will find a review of the November 3rd election results for the Illinois General Assembly. ILLINOIS SENATE In the Illinois Senate, 22 of the 59 seats were on the ballot, 11 were contested, and only two were competitive. House Representative and Senate Democratic candidate Karina Villa picked up the […]
Dan Reitz | IOGA Lobbyist The Fall Veto Session is currently scheduled for November 17-19 and December 1-3, but given the pandemic, lawmakers will most likely only meet for a few days for one week rather than gather in Springfield over two separate weeks. With the rising number of COVID cases in Illinois, it is also possible […]
By Craig R. Hedin, Gesell’s Pump Sales & Service, Inc. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) on Aug. 13 issued two final rules related to the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for the oil and natural gas industry. The policy rule revisions were published in the Federal Register on September 14, 2020, and the technical […]
By Craig R. Hedin The Illinois Department of Natural Resources/Office of Oil & Gas Resource Management has made significant revisions as to how oil wells are spaced and located. The primary purpose is to increase the locations where wells can be drilled in hopes of spurring further development. The goal is to give operators more […]