Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

The Committee on Health and Environmental Protection shall have jurisdiction over health and sanitation matters affecting general health care, control of specific diseases, mental health, alcoholism and substance abuse, food, nutrition, and medical care of senior citizens and persons with disabilities, the Department of Health, the Bureau of Rodent Control and the Commission on Animal Care and Control. The Committee shall also have jurisdiction over all legislation relating to the abatement of air, water and noise pollution; solid waste collection and disposal; recycling and reuse of wastes; conservation of natural resources; and with all other matters not specifically included dealing with the improvement of the quality of the environment and the conservation of energy. The Committee shall also have jurisdiction over all ordinances, orders, resolutions and matters affecting public utilities with the exception of those matters over which jurisdiction is conferred herein upon the Committee on Transportation and Public Way.


Date Meeting Attendance

2019-06-06

CANCELLED: Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

2019-04-24

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

6 members attended

2019-04-03

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

6 members attended

2019-03-11

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

11 members attended

2019-01-16

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

No attendance taken

2018-09-18

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

No attendance taken

2018-06-07

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

9 members attended

2018-01-12

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

No attendance taken

2017-12-07

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

6 members attended

2017-10-03

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

No attendance taken

2017-08-30

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

5 members attended

2017-06-01

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

19 members attended

2017-06-01

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

9 members attended

2017-05-23

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

8 members attended

2017-02-16

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

8 members attended

2016-09-07

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

9 members attended

2016-07-18

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

7 members attended

2016-06-07

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

4 members attended

2016-05-12

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

10 members attended

2016-04-11

CANCELLED: Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

2015-09-09

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

5 members attended

2015-07-23

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

7 members attended

2015-06-04

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

10 members attended

2015-04-14

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

5 members attended

2015-04-13

CANCELLED: Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

2015-01-20

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

5 members attended

2014-11-20

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

6 members attended

2014-11-13

CANCELLED: Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

2014-08-19

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

No attendance taken

2014-07-21

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

No attendance taken

2014-07-16

CANCELLED: Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

2014-06-05

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

No attendance taken

2014-05-30

CANCELLED: Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

2014-05-28

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

18 members attended

2014-05-27

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

No attendance taken

2014-04-24

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

18 members attended

2014-04-15

CANCELLED: Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

2014-03-25

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

No attendance taken

2013-11-06

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

4 members attended

2013-10-15

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

5 members attended

2013-07-23

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

20 members attended

2013-06-18

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

12 members attended

2013-06-04

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

No attendance taken

2013-05-30

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

6 members attended

2013-03-05

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

9 members attended

2013-02-06

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

6 members attended

2012-06-05

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

No attendance taken

2012-05-22

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

6 members attended

2012-05-01

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

13 members attended

2012-03-12

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

2 members attended

2012-02-14

CANCELLED: Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

2011-10-24

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

8 members attended

2011-09-27

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

5 members attended

2011-09-01

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

20 members attended

2011-07-25

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

No attendance taken

2011-06-28

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

No attendance taken

2011-06-02

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

No attendance taken

2011-06-01

CANCELLED: Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

2011-05-31

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

No attendance taken
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Date Action Legislation

2022-05-17

Add Co-Sponsor(s)

R2022-536

Expression of support for protection and expansion of abortion rights

2022-02-18

Add Co-Sponsor(s)

R2021-920

Call for United States government to cease spending federal tax dollars on nuclear weapons, embrace United Nations Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and make global nuclear disarmament ...

2020-11-18

Add Co-Sponsor(s)

O2020-2827

Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 4-384 to prohibit retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits

2020-07-22

Remove Co-Sponsor(s)

R2020-583

Recognition of India's 72nd anniversary of Republic Day and call for condemnation of violence against certain castes and faith groups

2020-07-20

Add Co-Sponsor(s)

O2020-2827

Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 4-384 to prohibit retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits

2020-07-14

Remove Co-Sponsor(s)

O2020-3388

Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 4-64 to prohibit sale of flavored tobacco products and flavored liquid nicotine products

2019-04-24

Substituted in Committee

R2018-837

Call for hearing(s) on differences in monthly natural gas costs for Chicago versus suburban households

2019-04-24

Recommended for Re-Referral

O2019-320

Amendment of Municipal Code Title 13 by adding new Chapter 13-150 entitled "Bird Friendly Design Ordinance"

2019-04-03

Recommended to Pass

R2019-157

Support for implementation of clean energy transition plan

2019-03-12

Add Co-Sponsor(s)

R2017-915

Call for U.S. Congress to pass legislation creating national carbon fee and dividend system

2019-03-12

Add Co-Sponsor(s)

O2018-9323

Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 11-4 by adding new Section 11-4-1100 regarding radiation monitoring

2019-03-11

Recommended to Pass

R2017-915

Call for U.S. Congress to pass legislation creating national carbon fee and dividend system

2019-03-11

Recommended to Pass

O2019-289

Amendment of Municipal Code Sections 11-4-2190 and 11-4-2200 regarding permit and notification requirements for lead paint abatement, disposal of debris, sandblasting, grinding and chemical ...

2019-03-11

Recommended to Pass

O2018-9323

Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 11-4 by adding new Section 11-4-1100 regarding radiation monitoring

2019-01-16

Recommended to Pass

R2018-1398

Call for creation of Public Mental Health Clinic Service Expansion Task Force to explore re-opening of mental health clinics and identify budgetary and operational recommendations for expansion ...

2018-09-18

Recommended Do Not Pass

Or2018-80

Revocation of written waiver granted to General Iron Industries, Inc. regarding restriction on processing of recyclable materials during evening hours

2018-01-16

Add Co-Sponsor(s)

R2017-1036

Call for Food and Drug Administration to remove ban on blood donations by men who have had sex with men within last year

2018-01-12

Recommended to Pass

R2017-1036

Call for Food and Drug Administration to remove ban on blood donations by men who have had sex with men within last year

2018-01-12

Recommended to Pass

O2017-8557

Amendment of ordinance which amended Municipal Code Titles 2, 4 and 7 regarding food and food-related health regulations by modifying effect date for various provisions

2017-12-07

Recommended to Pass

O2017-8426

Amendment of Municipal Code Titles 2, 4 and 7 regarding food and food-related health regulations

2017-11-16

Add Co-Sponsor(s)

R2017-915

Call for U.S. Congress to pass legislation creating national carbon fee and dividend system

2017-10-03

Recommended to Pass

R2017-727

Adoption and implementation of Good Food Purchasing Program standards

2017-10-03

Add Co-Sponsor(s)

O2017-6226

Amendment of Municipal Code Chapters 7-28 and 11-4 regarding increase and synchronization of penalties against illegal disposal of waste, refuse or junk (fly-dumping)

2017-10-03

Recommended to Pass

O2017-6226

Amendment of Municipal Code Chapters 7-28 and 11-4 regarding increase and synchronization of penalties against illegal disposal of waste, refuse or junk (fly-dumping)

2017-09-13

Add Co-Sponsor(s)

R2017-729

Call for hearing(s) on adoption of policies and initiatives to promote healthy nutrition and reduce obesity-related health conditions for Chicago children

2017-08-30

Recommended to Pass

A2017-74

Appointment of Juan M. Calderon as member of Board of Health

2017-06-01

Recommended to Pass

R2017-302

Call for President Donald Trump and U.S. Congress to support mission of Environmental Protection Agency and maintain operations at Region 5 office in Chicago

2017-06-01

Recommended to Pass

R2017-213

Expression of opposition to reduction in federal funding to Environmental Protection Agency and Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

2017-05-23

Recommended to Pass

R2017-220

Call for City Council members to increase community outreach efforts for litter-free communities

2017-05-23

Held in Committee

R2016-517

Call for Urban Wildlife Institute to conduct study on state of urban wildlife in City of Chicago

2016-09-07

Recommended to Pass

O2016-5623

Amendment of Municipal Code Chapters 13-20, 13-172, 18-13 and 18-28 regarding energy conservation

2016-07-18

Recommended to Pass

O2016-4792

Amendment of Municipal Code Titles 4 and 11 regarding residential recycling

2016-07-18

Substituted in Committee

O2016-4792

Amendment of Municipal Code Titles 4 and 11 regarding residential recycling

2016-07-18

Recommended to Pass

O2016-2642

Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 7-12 by adding new Section 7-12-365 establishing Coyote Wildlife Management Program

2016-07-18

Substituted in Committee

O2016-2642

Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 7-12 by adding new Section 7-12-365 establishing Coyote Wildlife Management Program

2016-06-08

Add Co-Sponsor(s)

O2016-3973

Amendment of Municipal Code Section 2-160-070 to allow gender identity access to public accommodations

2016-05-18

Recommended to Pass

R2016-177

Establishment of "Health in All Policies" initiative and task force to identify and pursue opportunities to improve health of Chicago residents

2016-05-12

Held in Committee

R2016-89

Call for City of Chicago to participate in Illinois Department of Transportation performance-based asphalt paving specification pilot program

2016-05-12

Substituted in Committee

R2016-177

Establishment of "Health in All Policies" initiative and task force to identify and pursue opportunities to improve health of Chicago residents

2016-05-12

Held in Committee

O2016-2642

Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 7-12 by adding new Section 7-12-365 establishing Coyote Wildlife Management Program

2016-05-12

Recommended to Pass

O2016-1703

Amendment of Municipal Code Section 7-12-420 requiring removal of pet waste from private property

2016-05-12

Recommended to Pass

O2015-8740

Amendment of Municipal Code Sections 4-6-060 and 8-16-024 regarding tattooing, body piercing and tanning facilities

2016-05-12

Recommended to Pass

O2015-6423

Amendment of Municipal Code Section 7-42-035 regarding establishment of self-certification program for low-risk food establishments

2015-07-23

Recommended to Pass

O2015-4652

Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 11-4 by adding new Sections 11-4-725 and 11-4-728 to regulate dry cleaning facilities using perchloroethylene and motor vehicle repair shops

2015-01-20

Recommended to Pass

R2014-892

Expression of opposition to proposed construction of nuclear waste repositories in Great Lakes Basin, Canada, United States of America or any First Nation property

2014-07-21

Recommended to Pass

R2012-359

Establishment of Interagency Working Group for implementing family and community support services for underage substance abuse

2014-05-27

Recommended to Pass

O2014-3318

Amendment of Municipal Code Section 8-32-170 by exempting Stockyards Planned Manufacturing District from noise and vibration control limits

2013-11-06

Recommended to Pass

O2013-7625

Amendment of Municipal Code Sections 11-4-1935 and 11-4-2150 regarding reprocessing of construction site waste material

2013-10-15

Recommended to Pass

O2013-6156

Amendment of Municipal Code Sections 11-4-120, 11-4-2510, 11-4-2540 and 17-17-0105-D regarding biogas recovery

2013-07-23

Recommended to Pass

O2013-5300

Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 2-112 by adding new Section 233 authorizing health-related agreements with Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago

2013-05-30

Recommended to Pass

O2013-3890

Intergovernmental agreement with Chicago Housing Authority regarding substance abuse prevention and related educational services and training

2013-05-30

Recommended to Pass

O2013-3868

Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 2-112 regarding clinical staff outside practice

2012-03-12

Recommended to Pass

A2012-2

Appointment of Dr. Horace E. Smith as member of Board of Health

2011-09-27

Recommended to Pass

R2011-1033

Call for hearing(s) on Healthy Chicago program

2011-09-27

Held in Committee

O2011-6425

Amendment of Municipal Code Sections 7-32-010 and 7-32-035 by further regulating common smoking rooms in healthcare or long-term care facilities

2011-09-01

Held in Committee

R2011-692

Call for hearing(s) on Women Veterans Post Traumatic Stress Disorder benefits

2011-09-01

Recommended to Pass

O2011-6414

Authorization for funding and identification of projects pursuant to 2006 settlement with Peoples Gas

2011-07-25

Held in Committee

R2011-779

Call for hearing(s) on budgetary challenges facing community hospitals and health care providers

2011-07-25

Held in Committee

R2011-774

Call for hearing(s) on use of bath salts containing methylenedioxpyrovalerone or MDPV

2011-07-25

Held in Committee

R2011-773

Endorsement of 2012 Chicago River Race

2011-07-25

Recommended to Pass

O2011-4515

Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 11-4 by adding new Section 11-4-715 regarding lead emission monitoring and standards

2011-06-02

Recommended to Pass

A2011-63

Appointment of Richard L. Rodriguez as Commissioner of Department of Environment

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