(220 ILCS 5/4-301)
(from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 4-301)
The Commission may confer in person, or by correspondence, by
attending conventions, or in any other way, with Commissions and any and
all agencies dealing with public utilities of other states and of the
United States on any matters relating to public utilities.
The Commission shall have full power and authority to make joint
investigations, hold joint hearings within or without the State, and
issue joint or concurrent orders in conjunction with any official,
board, commission or agency of any state or of the United States. In the
holding of such investigations or hearings, or in the making of such
orders, the Commission shall function under agreements or compacts
between states or under the concurrent power of states to regulate the
interstate commerce, or as an agency of the United States, or otherwise.
The Commission shall make whenever requested by the Governor, the General Assembly, or either branch of the General Assembly a
report within 90 days or any other time period specified within such request, which shall contain copies of all
orders issued by the Commission which it deems of special importance or
general significance, and any information in the possession of the
Commission which it shall deem of value to the people of the State.
The Commission shall conduct a hearing and take testimony relative to
any pending legislation with respect to any person, corporation or
matter within its jurisdiction, if requested to do so by the Governor,
the General Assembly, or either branch of the General Assembly, and shall report its
conclusions to the Governor or the General Assembly, as the case may be.
The Commission may also recommend the enactment of such legislation with
respect to any matter within its jurisdiction as it deems wise or
necessary in the public interest. The Commission shall, at such times as
the Governor, the General Assembly, or either branch of the General Assembly shall direct, examine any particular subject connected with
the condition and management of public utilities, and report to the Governor or the General Assembly, as the case may be, in
writing its opinion thereon with its reasons therefor.
(Source: P.A. 98-15, eff. 5-22-13.)