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 Bill Status of HB6202  96th General Assembly


Short Description:  UTILITIES-NET METERING

House Sponsors
Rep. William D. Burns - Naomi D. Jakobsson - Elaine Nekritz - Kevin Joyce, Harry Osterman, John A. Fritchey, Karen May, Barbara Flynn Currie, Carol A. Sente, Mike Fortner, Sandra M. Pihos, Elizabeth Coulson, Sidney H. Mathias, William Davis, Al Riley, Dennis M. Reboletti and Robert W. Pritchard

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Don Harmon - Michael Noland and Edward D. Maloney)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/17/2010HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-1437

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
220 ILCS 5/16-107.5


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Public Utilities Act. Provides that the term "eligible renewable electrical generating facility" includes a generator powered by agricultural residues, untreated and unadulterated wood waste, landscape trimmings, and livestock manure. Provides that for eligible customers (rather than only residential customers), the measuring of the flow of electricity in both directions at the same rate shall typically be accomplished through use of a single, bi-directional meter. Deletes language with respect to net metering for non-residential customers. Provides that the electricity provider shall continue to carry over any excess kilowatt-hour credits earned and apply those credits to subsequent billing periods to offset any customer-generator consumption in those billing periods until all credits are used or until service is terminated (instead of or until the end of the annualized period). Deletes language concerning (1) net metering for certain non-residential customers, (2) specified charges, (3) specified customer credits, and (4) the number of eligible customers for net metering. Provides that the meter aggregation shall be subject to the terms and conditions approved by the Illinois Commerce Commission in a proceeding establishing the rules applicable to meter aggregation under specified provisions, which shall commence no less than 180 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act and be completed within 365 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
220 ILCS 5/16-107.5
Adds reference to:
220 ILCS 5/16-107.7 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Electric Service Customer Choice and Rate Relief Law of 1997 in the Public Utilities Act. Sets forth the findings of the General Assembly. Creates the Net Metering Task Force, which shall be comprised of 10 members, with one of the members to be named as chairperson by the Governor. Provides that no later than January 1, 2011, the Task Force shall submit a report to the General Assembly recommending legislative and programmatic changes to the existing net metering law that shall be necessary to overcome existing barriers to net metering development in the State. Specifies the criteria for the content of the report. Provides that the Illinois Commerce Commission shall provide administrative support for the Task Force. Effective immediately.

 Judicial Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
 HB 6202 would neither increase nor decrease the number of judges needed in the State.

 Pension Note (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
 HB 6202 will have no fiscal impact on any pension fund or retirement system in Illinois.

 Pension Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
 HB 6202 (H-AM 1) will have no fiscal impact on any pension fund or retirement system in Illinois.

 State Debt Impact Note (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
 HB 6202 would not change the amount of authorization for any type of State-issued or State-supported bond, and, therefore, would not affect the level of State indebtedness.

 State Debt Impact Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
 HB 6202 (H-AM 1) would not change the amount of authorization for any type of State-issued or State-supported bond, and, therefore, would not affect the level of State indebtedness.

 Housing Affordability Impact Note (Housing Development Authority)
 The expanded categories of eligible renewable electrical generating facilities may increase opportunities for some homeowners to take advantage of said opportunities and achieve some utility cost savings. These cost savings would vary by individual owner, and depend on factors such as homeowners' utilty usage, location of the home, the type of renewable electrical generating facility installed, and the rate structure from the utility company serving that residential area.

 Housing Affordability Impact Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Housing Development Authority)
 This bill will have no effect on the cost of constructing, purchasing, owning, or selling a single-family residence.

 Fiscal Note (Illinois Commerce Commission)
 This legislation would require the Commission to create new meter aggregation rule. While this rule likely could be done using existing staff resources, they would probably have to be pulled off their other duties. The amount of staff time to create the rule is estimated at 500 staff hours; which would be the equivalent of about $30,000 in costs.

 Fiscal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Illinois Commerce Commission)
 It is hard to estimate the total time and work the task force would perform; and what their expectations would be of the Commission, but total cost in State employee time could range anywhere from $50,000 to $110,000 per year. The Commission's estimated portion of that cost would range from $6,200 to $66,200.

 Home Rule Note (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 Does not pre-empt home rule authority.

 Home Rule Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Dept. of Commerce and Economic Opportunity)
 Does not pre-empt home rule authority.

 State Mandates Fiscal Note (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 Does not create a State mandate.

 State Mandates Fiscal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 Does not create a State mandate.

 Balanced Budget Note (Office of Management and Budget)
 HB 6202 would require an estimated 500 hours of additional workload for Commission employees, which are currently assigned other duties.

 Land Conveyance Appraisal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Dept. of Transportation)
 There are no Illinois Department of Transportation land conveyances or releases included in this bill, therefore, IDOT has no appraisals to be filed.

 Land Conveyance Appraisal Note (Dept. of Transportation)
 There are no Illinois Department of Transportation land conveyances or releases included in this bill, therefore, IDOT has no appraisals to be filed.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the bill as amended by House Amendment No. 1 with the following changes. Makes changes in the General Assembly's findings. Increases the number of total members on the Net Metering Task Force by 6 members, all of which are Governor appointees representing various entities. Requires all appointments be made by August 2, 2010 (rather than July 1, 2010). Changes the language concerning the Task Force's report to provide that no later than March 1, 2011 (was, January 1, 2011), the Task Force shall submit a report to the General Assembly concerning the status of net metering in Illinois and whether any legislative and programmatic changes to the existing net metering law are necessary. Allows for minority reports to be included in the Task Force's report. Makes other changes regarding the Task Force's report. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
220 ILCS 5/16-107.7 new
Adds reference to:
220 ILCS 5/16-101

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Public Utilities Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title and applicability of the Electric Service Customer Choice and Rate Relief Law of 1997.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 3
Deletes reference to:
220 ILCS 5/16-101
Adds reference to:
20 ILCS 3855/1-56
20 ILCS 3855/1-75
220 ILCS 5/16-115D

Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Power Agency Act. Provides that, of the renewable energy resources procured using moneys in the Illinois Power Agency Renewable Energy Resources Fund and those renewable energy resources procured to meet the renewable portfolio standard, at least the following specified percentages shall come from photovoltaics on the following schedule: 0.5% by June 1, 2012; 1.5% by June 1, 2013; 3% by June 1, 2014; and 6% by June 1, 2015 and thereafter. Amends the Public Utilities Act. Provides that for compliance years beginning prior to June 1, 2014, each alternative compliance payment rate shall be equal to the total amount of dollars that the utility contracted to spend on all renewable resources, excepting the additional incremental cost attributable to solar resources, for the compliance period divided by the forecasted load of eligible retail customers, at the customers' meters, as previously established in the Commission-approved procurement plan for that compliance year. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/11/2010HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. William D. Burns
  2/11/2010HouseFirst Reading
  2/11/2010HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2010HouseAssigned to Electric Generation & Commerce Committee
  2/24/2010HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  3/3/2010HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  3/8/2010HouseRe-assigned to Renewable Energy Committee
  3/9/2010HouseMoved to Suspend Rule 25 Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  3/9/2010HouseSuspend Rule 25 - Prevailed
  3/11/2010HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Renewable Energy Committee
  3/11/2010HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Renewable Energy Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/11/2010HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Renewable Energy Committee; 007-003-000
  3/11/2010HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/11/2010HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kevin Joyce
  3/12/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry Osterman
  3/12/2010HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Judicial Note Filed as Amended
  3/12/2010HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Timothy L. Schmitz
  3/12/2010HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 State Mandates Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Timothy L. Schmitz
  3/12/2010HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Housing Affordability Impact Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Timothy L. Schmitz
  3/15/2010HousePension Note Filed
  3/15/2010HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Pension Note Filed as Amended
  3/15/2010HouseState Debt Impact Note Filed
  3/15/2010HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 State Debt Impact Note Filed as Amended
  3/16/2010HouseHousing Affordability Impact Note Filed
  3/16/2010HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Housing Affordability Impact Note Filed as Amended
  3/16/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John A. Fritchey
  3/16/2010HouseFiscal Note Filed
  3/16/2010HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  3/16/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen May
  3/16/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  3/17/2010HouseHome Rule Note Filed
  3/17/2010HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Home Rule Note Filed as Amended
  3/17/2010HouseState Mandates Fiscal Note Filed
  3/17/2010HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 State Mandates Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  3/18/2010HouseBalanced Budget Note Filed
  3/18/2010HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Land Conveyance Appraisal Note Filed as Amended
  3/18/2010HouseLand Conveyance Appraisal Note Filed
  3/23/2010HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. William D. Burns
  3/23/2010HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/24/2010HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  3/24/2010HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/24/2010HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted by Voice Vote
  3/24/2010HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/25/2010HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 112-002-000
  3/25/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol A. Sente
  3/25/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Fortner
  4/6/2010SenateArrive in Senate
  4/6/2010SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/6/2010SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Michael Noland
  4/6/2010SenateFirst Reading
  4/6/2010SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/6/2010SenateAssigned to Energy
  4/22/2010SenatePostponed - Energy
  4/23/2010SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  4/29/2010SenateRe-assigned to Executive
  5/3/2010SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 7, 2010
  5/5/2010SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Don Harmon
  5/5/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Noland
  5/5/2010SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon
  5/5/2010SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/5/2010SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Executive
  5/5/2010SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/5/2010SenateDo Pass as Amended Executive; 010-002-000
  5/5/2010SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 5, 2010
  5/5/2010SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon
  5/5/2010SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  5/5/2010SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Energy
  5/6/2010SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Held in Energy
  5/6/2010SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon
  5/6/2010SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Assignments
  5/6/2010SenateSecond Reading
  5/6/2010SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 7, 2010
  5/7/2010SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Assignments Refers to Energy
  5/7/2010SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommend Do Adopt Energy; 009-000-000
  5/7/2010SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/7/2010SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted; Harmon
  5/7/2010SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 7, 2010
  5/7/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Edward D. Maloney
  5/7/2010SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
  5/7/2010SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  5/7/2010HouseArrived in House
  5/7/2010HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1, 3
  5/21/2010HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. William D. Burns
  5/21/2010HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion Filed Concur Rep. William D. Burns
  5/21/2010HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/21/2010HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/24/2010HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Electric Generation & Commerce Committee
  5/24/2010HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Electric Generation & Commerce Committee
  5/24/2010HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Electric Generation & Commerce Committee; 011-000-000
  5/24/2010HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Electric Generation & Commerce Committee; 008-003-000
  5/25/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  5/26/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  5/26/2010HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
  5/26/2010HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
  5/26/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  5/26/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  5/26/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Al Riley
  5/26/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dennis M. Reboletti
  5/26/2010HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 094-019-000
  5/26/2010HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 House Concurs 094-019-000
  5/26/2010HousePassed Both Houses
  5/26/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  6/24/2010HouseSent to the Governor
  8/17/2010HouseGovernor Approved
  8/17/2010HouseEffective Date August 17, 2010
  8/17/2010HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-1437

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