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Public Act 095-0127


 

Public Act 0127 95TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



 


 
Public Act 095-0127
 
HB0736 Enrolled LRB095 07146 MJR 27273 b

    AN ACT concerning regulation.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Public Utilities Act is amended by changing
Section 2-107 as follows:
 
    (220 ILCS 5/2-107)  (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 2-107)
    Sec. 2-107. The office of the Commission shall be in
Springfield, but the Commission may, with the approval of the
Governor, establish and maintain branch offices at places other
than the seat of government. Such office shall be open for
business between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
throughout the year, and one or more responsible persons to be
designated by the executive director shall be on duty at all
times in immediate charge thereof.
    The Commission shall hold stated meetings at least once a
month and may hold such special meetings as it may deem
necessary at any place within the State. At each regular and
special meeting that is open to the public, members of the
public shall be afforded time, subject to reasonable
constraints, to make comments to or to ask questions of the
Commission.
    The Commission shall provide a web site and a toll-free
telephone number to accept comments from Illinois residents
regarding any matter under the auspices of the Commission or
before the Commission. The Commission staff shall report, in a
manner established by the Commission that is consistent with
the Commission's rules regarding ex parte communications, to
the full Commission comments and suggestions received through
both venues before all relevant votes of the Commission.
    The Commission may, for the authentication of its records,
process and proceedings, adopt, keep and use a common seal, of
which seal judicial notice shall be taken in all courts of this
State; and any process, notice, order or other paper which the
Commission may be authorized by law to issue shall be deemed
sufficient if signed and certified by the Chairman of the
Commission or his or her designee, either by hand or by
facsimile, and with such seal attached; and all acts, orders,
proceedings, rules, entries, minutes, schedules and records of
the Commission, and all reports and documents filed with the
Commission, may be proved in any court of this State by a copy
thereof, certified to by the Chairman of the Commission, with
the seal of the Commission attached.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, the
Commission's established procedures for accepting testimony
from Illinois residents on matters pending before the
Commission shall be consistent with the Commission's rules
regarding ex parte communications and due process.
(Source: P.A. 84-617.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/13/2007