Creates the Carbon Dioxide Transport and Storage Protections Act. Defines terms. Provides that (i) title to pore space belongs to and is vested in the surface owner of the overlying surface estate, (ii) a conveyance of title to a surface estate conveys title to the pore space in all strata underlying the surface estate, and (iii) title to pore space may not be severed from title to the surface estate. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, prohibits the amalgamation of pore space under the Eminent Domain Act. Contains requirements for valid amalgamation. Requires the Illinois Emergency Management Agency to determine a fee for carbon sequestration by rule. Creates the Carbon Transportation and Sequestration Readiness Fund and makes a conforming change in the State Finance Act. Requires the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Public Health to conduct training with specified requirements. Contains other provisions. Amends the Illinois Power Agency Act. Makes changes to the definition of "sequester". Removes language requiring specified facilities to be clean coal facilities. Makes other changes. Amends the Carbon Dioxide Transportation and Sequestration Act. Contains requirements for receiving a certificate of authority. Makes other changes. Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Requires any person seeking to sequester carbon dioxide in Illinois to first obtain a carbon sequestration permit from the Agency. Contains other provisions and makes other changes. Contains a severability provision. Effective immediately.

Statutes affected:
Introduced: 30 ILCS 105/5, 20 ILCS 3855/1, 220 ILCS 75/10, 220 ILCS 75/15, 220 ILCS 75/20, 415 ILCS 5/3, 415 ILCS 5/9, 415 ILCS 5/21, 415 ILCS 5/22, 415 ILCS 5/39, 415 ILCS 5/40