|Public Act 097-0821|
|HB5025 Enrolled||LRB097 20011 CEL 65319 b|
AN ACT concerning utilities.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Public Utilities Act is amended by adding
Section 8-209 as follows:
(220 ILCS 5/8-209 new)
Utility credit reporting.
If a public utility
reports a customer to a credit reporting agency for non-payment
of an outstanding utility bill, then a public utility shall
notify the credit reporting agency within 5 business days of
any full payment made with certified funds or cash. For the
purposes of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly,
certified funds means instruments that are guaranteed by the
issuing institution or have cleared the issuing institution.