(220 ILCS 5/18-111)
    Sec. 18-111. Limitations on issuance of transitional funding orders, collection of instrument funding charges, and use of proceeds from issuance of transitional funding instruments and grantee instruments.
    Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Article XVIII:
    (1) The Commission shall be prohibited from issuing any transitional funding order prior to January 1, 1998, and no electric utility shall issue any transitional funding instrument or grantee instrument, prior to August 1, 1998, or after December 31, 2004.
    (2) The Commission shall be authorized to include in any transitional funding order an expiration date after which date the electric utility shall no longer be authorized to issue transitional funding instruments or grantee instruments pursuant to such order, provided, that any such expiration date specified in a transitional funding order shall be no earlier than 24 months following the date of issuance of the relevant transitional funding order.
    (3) No electric utility shall be allowed to increase its rates for tariffed services, including delivery charges, or its transition charges, above the level or levels which would have been allowed in accordance with this Act if the electric utility were not authorized to impose and collect instrument funding charges.
    (4) Any transitional funding order issued by the Commission shall set forth, based on the information set forth in the electric utility's application, the procedures to be followed by the electric utility for assuring that proceeds from the issuance of the transitional funding instruments or grantee instruments authorized by such order are applied in accordance with the terms of the order. Any use by an electric utility of the proceeds from issuance of transitional funding instruments or grantee instruments other than in accordance with the purposes specified in the relevant transitional funding order of the Commission, pursuant to subsection (d) of Section 18-103, shall be void.
(Source: P.A. 90-561, eff. 12-16-97.)