(305 ILCS 22/10)
    Sec. 10. Legislative findings. The General Assembly finds that high electric and gas bill arrearages are a serious problem for low-income utility consumers in Illinois, often impeding access to service. The General Assembly also finds that the inability to have electric or gas service connected due to high arrearages is a threat to the health and safety of many low-income households in Illinois. The General Assembly further finds that eligibility for LIHEAP does not alleviate the burden of high arrearages for low-income utility consumers and is not enough to enable many households to have electric or gas service connected.
(Source: P.A. 93-285, eff. 7-22-03.)