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 Bill Status of HB3400  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  UTILITY-BILLING FOR SERVICES

House Sponsors
Rep. Joe Sosnowski

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Pamela J. Althoff )

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/18/2017HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0178

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
65 ILCS 5/11-150-2 new
70 ILCS 3705/7.4 new
70 ILCS 3710/5.3 new
70 ILCS 3715/6from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 228
70 ILCS 3720/0.001b


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that the corporate authorities of a municipality shall bill for any utility service, including previously unbilled service, within 12 months (for residential customers) or 24 months (for non-residential customers) after the provision of the utility service. Provides exceptions to the time limits for billing when the customer prevented the utility from accurately reading the meter. Provides that the corporate authorities shall not intentionally delay billing beyond the normal billing cycle, shall label amounts attributed to previously unbilled service as such, shall prorate previously unbilled service amounts to reflect varying rates during the unbilled time, and provide the customer with a payment arrangement option for previously unbilled service amounts. Amends the Public Water District Act, the Water Service District Act, the Water Authorities Act, and the Water Commission Act making similar changes. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that customers may be billed for unpaid amounts that were billed to a customer before the effective date of the amendatory Act for service that was supplied to the customer before January 1, 2016.

House Committee Amendment No. 2
Provides that customers may be billed for unpaid amounts if the customer was notified that there is an unpaid amount before the effective date of the amendatory Act for service that was supplied to the customer before January 1, 2016.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Joe Sosnowski
  2/10/2017HouseFirst Reading
  2/10/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2017HouseAssigned to Cities & Villages Committee
  3/20/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Joe Sosnowski
  3/20/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/21/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Cities & Villages Committee
  3/24/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Joe Sosnowski
  3/24/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/27/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Cities & Villages Committee
  3/28/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Cities & Villages Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/28/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Adopted in Cities & Villages Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/28/2017HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Cities & Villages Committee; 014-000-000
  3/29/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/5/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/5/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/7/2017HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 104-000-000
  4/20/2017SenateArrive in Senate
  4/20/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 25, 2017
  5/4/2017SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  5/4/2017SenateFirst Reading
  5/4/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/5/2017SenateAssigned to Local Government
  5/12/2017SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 19, 2017
  5/17/2017SenateDo Pass Local Government; 009-000-000
  5/17/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 18, 2017
  5/19/2017SenateSecond Reading
  5/19/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 22, 2017
  5/25/2017SenateThird Reading - Passed; 055-000-000
  5/25/2017HousePassed Both Houses
  6/23/2017HouseSent to the Governor
  8/18/2017HouseGovernor Approved
  8/18/2017HouseEffective Date August 18, 2017
  8/18/2017HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0178

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