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Public Act 101-0283


 

Public Act 0283 101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 101-0283
 
HB3482 EnrolledLRB101 11191 CPF 56435 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Lake Michigan Wind Energy Act is amended by
changing Section 20 as follows:
 
    (20 ILCS 896/20)
    Sec. 20. Offshore Wind Energy Economic Development Policy
Task Force.
    (a) The Governor shall convene an Offshore Wind Energy
Economic Development Policy Task Force, to be chaired by the
Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, or his or her
designee, to analyze and evaluate policy and economic options
to facilitate the development of offshore wind energy, and to
propose an appropriate Illinois mechanism for purchasing and
selling power from possible offshore wind energy projects. The
Task Force shall examine mechanisms used in other states and
jurisdictions, including, without limitation, feed-in tariffs,
renewable energy certificates, renewable energy certificate
carve-outs, power purchase agreements, and pilot projects. The
Task Force shall report its findings and recommendations to the
Governor and General Assembly within 12 months of convening by
December 31, 2013.
    (b) The Director of the Illinois Power Agency (or his or
her designee), the Executive Director of the Illinois Commerce
Commission (or his or her designee), the Director of Natural
Resources (or his or her designee), and the Attorney General
(or his or her designee) shall serve as ex officio members of
the Task Force.
    (c) The Governor shall appoint within 90 days of the
effective date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General
Assembly, the following public members to serve on the Task
Force:
        (1) one individual from an institution of higher
    education in Illinois representing the discipline of
    economics with experience in the study of renewable energy;
        (2) one individual representing an energy industry
    with experience in renewable energy markets;
        (3) one individual representing a Statewide consumer
    or electric ratepayer organization;
        (4) one individual representing the offshore wind
    energy industry;
        (5) one individual representing the wind energy supply
    chain industry;
        (6) one individual representing an Illinois electrical
    cooperative, municipal electrical utility, or association
    of such cooperatives or utilities;
        (7) one individual representing an Illinois industrial
    union involved in the construction, maintenance, or
    transportation of electrical generation, distribution, or
    transmission equipment or components;
        (8) one individual representing an Illinois commercial
    or industrial electrical consumer;
        (9) one individual representing an Illinois public
    education electrical consumer;
        (10) one individual representing an independent
    transmission company;
        (11) one individual from the Illinois legal community
    with experience in contracts, utility law, municipal law,
    and constitutional law;
        (12) one individual representing a Great Lakes
    regional organization with experience assessing or
    studying wind energy;
        (13) one individual representing a Statewide
    environmental organization;
        (14) one resident of the State representing an
    organization advocating for persons of low or limited
    incomes;
        (15) one individual representing Argonne National
    Laboratory; and
        (16) one individual representing a local community
    that has aggregated the purchase of electricity.
    (d) The Governor may appoint additional public members to
the Task Force.
    (e) The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Minority
Leader of the House of Representatives, Senate President, and
Minority Leader of the Senate shall each appoint one member of
the General Assembly to serve on the Task Force.
    (f) Members of the Task Force shall serve without
compensation.
(Source: P.A. 98-447, eff. 8-16-13; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/9/2019