Factory farms contribute nutrient pollution into our waterways and noxious gases into the air. SB 91 required the owner and operator of a confined feeding operation to submit annual reports to IDEM concerning their operation and any manure storage structures resulting from the operation. In addition, IDEM would have conducted an annual onsite inspection to verify information contained in the report. This legislation would have helped hold factory farms accountable and reduced the level of pollution caused through these operations.
Why it did not advance
SB 91 did not receive a hearing in the Senate Agriculture Committee.