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Public Act 100-0402


 

Public Act 0402 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



 


 
Public Act 100-0402
 
SB0518 EnrolledLRB100 04933 MLM 14943 b

    AN ACT concerning finance.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, and
Coal Resources Development Law of 1997 is amended by changing
Section 6-5 as follows:
 
    (20 ILCS 687/6-5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2020)
    Sec. 6-5. Renewable Energy Resources and Coal Technology
Development Assistance Charge.
    (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 16-111 of the
Public Utilities Act but subject to subsection (e) of this
Section, each public utility, electric cooperative, as defined
in Section 3.4 of the Electric Supplier Act, and municipal
utility, as referenced in Section 3-105 of the Public Utilities
Act, that is engaged in the delivery of electricity or the
distribution of natural gas within the State of Illinois shall,
effective January 1, 1998, assess each of its customer accounts
a monthly Renewable Energy Resources and Coal Technology
Development Assistance Charge. The delivering public utility,
municipal electric or gas utility, or electric or gas
cooperative for a self-assessing purchaser remains subject to
the collection of the fee imposed by this Section. The monthly
charge shall be as follows:
        (1) $0.05 per month on each account for residential
    electric service as defined in Section 13 of the Energy
    Assistance Act;
        (2) $0.05 per month on each account for residential gas
    service as defined in Section 13 of the Energy Assistance
    Act;
        (3) $0.50 per month on each account for nonresidential
    electric service, as defined in Section 13 of the Energy
    Assistance Act, which had less than 10 megawatts of peak
    demand during the previous calendar year;
        (4) $0.50 per month on each account for nonresidential
    gas service, as defined in Section 13 of the Energy
    Assistance Act, which had distributed to it less than
    4,000,000 therms of gas during the previous calendar year;
        (5) $37.50 per month on each account for nonresidential
    electric service, as defined in Section 13 of the Energy
    Assistance Act, which had 10 megawatts or greater of peak
    demand during the previous calendar year; and
        (6) $37.50 per month on each account for nonresidential
    gas service, as defined in Section 13 of the Energy
    Assistance Act, which had 4,000,000 or more therms of gas
    distributed to it during the previous calendar year.
    (b) The Renewable Energy Resources and Coal Technology
Development Assistance Charge assessed by electric and gas
public utilities shall be considered a charge for public
utility service.
    (c) Fifty percent of the moneys collected pursuant to this
Section shall be deposited in the Renewable Energy Resources
Trust Fund by the Department of Revenue. From those funds,
$2,000,000 may be used annually by the Department to provide
grants to the Illinois Green Economy Network for the purposes
of funding education and training for renewable energy and
energy efficiency technology and for the operation and services
of the Illinois Green Economy Network. The remaining 50 percent
of the moneys collected pursuant to this Section shall be
deposited in the Coal Technology Development Assistance Fund by
the Department of Revenue for the exclusive purposes of (1)
capturing or sequestering carbon emissions produced by coal
combustion; (2) supporting research on the capture and
sequestration of carbon emissions produced by coal combustion;
and (3) improving coal miner safety.
    (d) By the 20th day of the month following the month in
which the charges imposed by this Section were collected, each
utility and alternative retail electric supplier collecting
charges pursuant to this Section shall remit to the Department
of Revenue for deposit in the Renewable Energy Resources Trust
Fund and the Coal Technology Development Assistance Fund all
moneys received as payment of the charge provided for in this
Section on a return prescribed and furnished by the Department
of Revenue showing such information as the Department of
Revenue may reasonably require.
    (e) The charges imposed by this Section shall only apply to
customers of municipal electric or gas utilities and electric
or gas cooperatives if the municipal electric or gas utility or
electric or gas cooperative makes an affirmative decision to
impose the charge. If a municipal electric or gas utility or an
electric or gas cooperative makes an affirmative decision to
impose the charge provided by this Section, the municipal
electric or gas utility or electric or gas cooperative shall
inform the Department of Revenue in writing of such decision
when it begins to impose the charge. If a municipal electric or
gas utility or electric or gas cooperative does not assess this
charge, its customers shall not be eligible for the Renewable
Energy Resources Program.
    (f) The Department of Revenue may establish such rules as
it deems necessary to implement this Section.
(Source: P.A. 95-481, eff. 8-28-07.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/25/2017