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 Bill Status of SB1879  99th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford - Michael Connelly, Antonio Muñoz, William Delgado, Wm. Sam McCann, Martin A. Sandoval, Linda Holmes, Terry Link, Pat McGuire, David Koehler, John G. Mulroe, James F. Clayborne, Jr., Emil Jones, III, Michael E. Hastings, Chris Nybo, Napoleon Harris, III and Donne E. Trotter

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
220 ILCS 5/9-228 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Public Utilities Act. Provides that the Illinois Commerce Commission shall issue a report evaluating whether the provisions of the Act are sufficient to allow consideration and, where appropriate, implementation of technological and other innovations that benefit electric utility customers. Provides for repeal of the provisions on January 1, 2017. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
220 ILCS 5/9-228 new
Adds reference to:
20 ILCS 3855/1-10
20 ILCS 3855/1-56
20 ILCS 3855/1-75
220 ILCS 5/8-103
220 ILCS 5/8-103A
220 ILCS 5/8-104
220 ILCS 5/9-105 new
220 ILCS 5/9-106 new
220 ILCS 5/16-103.3 new
220 ILCS 5/16-103.4 new
220 ILCS 5/16-107
220 ILCS 5/16-107.5
220 ILCS 5/16-107.6 new
220 ILCS 5/16-108.9 new
220 ILCS 5/16-108.10 new
220 ILCS 5/16-108.11 new
220 ILCS 5/16-108.12 new
220 ILCS 5/16-111.5
220 ILCS 5/16-111.5B
220 ILCS 5/16-115D

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Power Agency Act. Defines "brownfield site project" and makes changes to the definitions of "energy efficiency" and "total resource cost test". Changes provisions regarding the Illinois Power Agency Renewable Energy Fund. Instructs the Illinois Power Agency to offer to purchase renewable energy credits (rather than renewable energy resources) in certain circumstances of curtailment. Requires that one-half of renewable energy resources from photovoltaics that are not distributed renewable energy generation devices come from brownfield site projects, if available. Amends the Public Utilities Act. Requires utilities to include cost-effective voltage optimization measures in their energy efficiency measures. Allows utilities to recover costs of voltage optimization measures. Alters requirements of what to include in energy efficiency plans. Allows electric utilities that serve more than 3,000,000 retail customers to impose demand-based delivery services charge beginning in the January 2018 billing cycle. Allows electric utilities serving more than 200,000 customers to impose tariffs relating to utility line extensions and distribution capacity expansions. Allows electric utilities to spend money on researching emerging technologies. Allows electric utilities serving more than 3,000,000 retail customers to unbundle charges related to electricity supply and regional transmission organization services. Allows electric utilities serving more than 3,000,000 retail customers to participate in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission alternative programs for demand-response resources. Alters requirements for net electricity metering for electric utilities serving more than 3,000,000 retail customers. Allows electric utilities serving more than 3,000,000 retail customers to begin a microgrid pilot project and an electric vehicle charging station pilot project. Requires utilities to contribute $10,000,000 per year for 5 years to energy low-income and support programs. Alters alternative retail electric supplier compliance obligations. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/20/2015SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Donne E. Trotter
  2/20/2015SenateFirst Reading
  2/20/2015SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/6/2015SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  3/17/2015SenateAssigned to Energy and Public Utilities
  3/19/2015SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Connelly
  3/19/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  3/19/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/24/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Energy and Public Utilities
  3/26/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muñoz
  3/26/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/26/2015SenateDo Pass as Amended Energy and Public Utilities; 017-002-000
  3/26/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 14, 2015
  4/17/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. William Delgado
  4/21/2015SenateSecond Reading
  4/21/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 22, 2015
  4/23/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Wm. Sam McCann
  4/24/2015SenateRule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 15, 2015
  5/7/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  5/8/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  5/15/2015SenateRule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2015
  5/21/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Terry Link
  5/25/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Pat McGuire
  5/30/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  7/29/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John G. Mulroe
  8/5/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr.
  8/5/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  8/12/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  9/11/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Chris Nybo
  9/21/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
  9/28/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Donne E. Trotter
  10/8/2015SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As October 20, 2015
  10/10/2015SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments
  1/10/2017SenateSession Sine Die

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