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91_HB2614 LRB9105983PTpk 1 AN ACT relating to projects and products to enhance 2 energy efficiency. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, and 6 Coal Resources Development Law of 1997 is amended by changing 7 Section 6-6 as follows: 8 (20 ILCS 687/6-6) 9 (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 16, 2007) 10 Sec. 6-6. Energy efficiency program. 11 (a) For the year beginning January 1, 1998, and 12 thereafter as provided in this Section, each electric utility 13 as defined in Section 3-105 of the Public Utilities Act and 14 each alternative retail electric supplier as defined in 15 Section 16-102 of the Public Utilities Act supplying electric 16 power and energy to retail customers located in the State of 17 Illinois shall contribute annually a pro rata share of a 18 total amount of $30,000,000
$3,000,000based upon the number 19 of kilowatt-hours sold by each such entity in the 12 months 20 preceding the year of contribution. On or before May 1 of 21 each year, the Illinois Commerce Commission shall determine 22 and notify the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs 23 of the pro rata share owed by each electric utility and each 24 alternative retail electric supplier based upon information 25 supplied annually to the Illinois Commerce Commission. On or 26 before June 1 of each year, the Department of Commerce and 27 Community Affairs shall send written notification to each 28 electric utility and each alternative retail electric 29 supplier of the amount of pro rata share they owe. These 30 contributions shall be remitted to the Department of Revenue 31 on or before June 30 of each year the contribution is due on -2- LRB9105983PTpk 1 a return prescribed and furnished by the Department of 2 Revenue showing such information as the Department of Revenue 3 may reasonably require. The funds received pursuant to this 4 Section shall be subject to the appropriation of funds by the 5 General Assembly. The Department of Revenue shall place the 6 funds remitted under this Section in a trust fund, that is 7 hereby created in the State Treasury, called the Energy 8 Efficiency Trust Fund. If an electric utility or alternative 9 retail electric supplier does not remit its pro rata share to 10 the Department of Revenue, the Department of Revenue must 11 inform the Illinois Commerce Commission of such failure. The 12 Illinois Commerce Commission may then revoke the 13 certification of that electric utility or alternative retail 14 electric supplier. The Illinois Commerce Commission may not 15 renew the certification of any electric utility or 16 alternative retail electric supplier that is delinquent in 17 paying its pro rata share. 18 (b) The Department of Commerce and Community Affairs 19 shall disburse the moneys as they become available in the 20 Energy Efficiency Trust Fund to residential electric 21 customers to fund projects and purchases of products that 22 whichthe Department of Commerce and Community Affairs has 23 determined will promote energy efficiency in the State of 24 Illinois. The Department of Commerce and Community Affairs 25 shall establish a list of projects and products eligible for 26 grants and other financial incentives from the Energy 27 Efficiency Trust Fund including, but not limited to, 28 supporting energy efficiency efforts for low-income 29 households, replacing energy inefficient windows with more 30 efficient windows, replacing energy inefficient appliances 31 with more efficient appliances, replacing energy inefficient 32 lighting with more efficient lighting, insulating dwellings 33 and buildings, and such other projects and products that 34 whichwill increase energy efficiency in homes and rental -3- LRB9105983PTpk 1 properties. 2 (c) The Department of Commerce and Community Affairs 3 shall establish criteria and an application process for this 4 grantprogram of grants and other financial incentives by no 5 later than January 1, 2000. 6 (d) The Department of Commerce and Community Affairs 7 shall conduct a study of other possible energy efficiency 8 improvements and evaluate methods for promoting energy 9 efficiency and conservation, especially for the benefit of 10 low-income customers. 11 (e) The Department of Commerce and Community Affairs 12 shall submit an annual report to the General Assembly 13 evaluating the effectiveness of the projects and programs 14 provided in this Section, and recommending further 15 legislation which will encourage additional development and 16 implementation of energy efficiency projects and programs in 17 Illinois and other actions that help to meet the goals of 18 this Section. 19 (Source: P.A. 90-561, eff. 12-16-97; 90-624, eff. 7-10-98.) 20 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 21 becoming law.
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