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(220 ILCS 5/4-201)
(from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 4-201)
It is hereby made the duty of the Commission to see that the
provisions of the Constitution and statutes of this State affecting public
utilities, the enforcement of which is not specifically vested in some
other officer or tribunal, are enforced and obeyed, and that violations
thereof are promptly prosecuted and penalties due the State therefor
recovered and collected, and to this end it may sue in the name of the
People of the State.
It shall be the duty of the Commission, at the direction and discretion
of the Chairman, to assemble and maintain an electronic trespass
enforcement assistance staff consisting of experts in computer systems,
electronics and other professional disciplines to aid public utilities,
businesses, individuals and law enforcement agencies in detecting and
preventing electronic trespass violations and enforcing the provisions of
Sections 17-50, 17-51, and 17-52 of the Criminal Code of 2012 or any other relevant statute.
No cause of action shall exist and no liability may be imposed either
civil or criminal, against the State, the Chairman of the Commission or any
of its members, or any employee of the Commission, for any act or omission
by them in the performance of any power or duty authorized by this Section,
unless such act or omission was performed in bad faith and with intent to
injure a particular person.
(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)