(220 ILCS 5/9-227)
(from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 9-227)
It shall be proper for the Commission to consider as an
operating expense, for the purpose of determining whether a rate or other
charge or classification is sufficient, donations made by a public utility
for the public welfare or for charitable scientific, religious or
educational purposes, provided that such donations are reasonable in amount.
In determining the reasonableness of such donations, the Commission may
not establish, by rule, a presumption that any particular portion of an
otherwise reasonable amount may not be considered as an operating expense.
The Commission shall be prohibited from disallowing by rule, as an
operating expense, any portion of a reasonable donation for public welfare
or charitable purposes.
(Source: P.A. 85-122.)