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 Bill Status of HB0414  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  WATER & SEWER ASSISTANCE

House Sponsors
Rep. LaToya Greenwood - Mary E. Flowers - Anthony DeLuca - Frances Ann Hurley, Daniel Didech, Sue Scherer, Michelle Mussman, Deb Conroy, Stephanie A. Kifowit, Jay Hoffman, Kelly M. Cassidy, Marcus C. Evans, Jr., Rita Mayfield, La Shawn K. Ford, Nicholas K. Smith, Carol Ammons, Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar, Sonya M. Harper, Robert Rita, Camille Y. Lilly, Aaron M. Ortiz, Maurice A. West, II and Anne Stava-Murray

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Christopher Belt - Ram Villivalam - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Adriane Johnson - Patricia Van Pelt, David Koehler, Patrick J. Joyce, Omar Aquino, Emil Jones, III, Antonio Muñoz, Celina Villanueva, Cristina Castro, Doris Turner, Robert Peters, Thomas Cullerton, Mattie Hunter and Laura M. Murphy)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/6/2021HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0262

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
30 ILCS 105/5.935 new
220 ILCS 5/9-211.7 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Water and Sewer Financial Assistance Act. Provides that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is authorized to institute the water and sewer assistance program. Provides that any person who is a resident of the State of Illinois and whose household income is not greater than an amount determined annually by the Department may apply for assistance. Provides that in determining the amounts of assistance to be provided to or on behalf of a qualified applicant, the Department shall ensure that the highest amounts of assistance go to households with the greatest need for financial assistance in relation to household income by considering specified factors. Provides that each water or sewer provider shall assess each of its customer accounts a monthly Water and Sewer Assistance Charge to be deposited into the Water and Sewer Low-Income Assistance Fund. Amends the State Finance Act. Creates the Water and Sewer Low-Income Assistance Fund. Amends the Public Utilities Act. Provides that specified water or sewer utilities shall be allowed to offer a financial assistance program designed for bill payment assistance for low-income customers in accordance with the Water and Sewer Financial Assistance Act. Provides that the costs of a financial assistance program offered by a water or sewer utility shall be reimbursed from the Water and Sewer Low-Income Assistance Fund. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Provides that, in its use of federal funds under the Act, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity may not cause a disproportionate share of those federal funds to benefit customers of water or sewer providers that do not assess the Water and Sewer Assistance Charge.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes: In provisions creating the Water and Sewer Financial Assistance Act, provides that in setting the annual eligibility level to receive financial assistance under the Act, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity may not set a limit higher than the eligibility limit for assistance under the Energy Assistance Act (rather than 150% of the poverty guidelines updated periodically in the Federal Register by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). Provides that the process to allow a water or sewer provider to discontinue imposing assessments shall include review by the Illinois Commerce Commission of any water or sewer provider subject to the Public Utilities Act. Removes provisions concerning program eligibility for residents of rental properties. In provisions amending the Public Utilities Act, provides that the Commission shall render its decision within 90 days (rather than 60 days) after receiving a petition from a water or sewer utility to offer a financial assistance program. Removes language requiring the Commission to annually review and reconcile any amounts collected through tariffs to recover the costs of the financial assistance program. Makes corresponding changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/29/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  2/8/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/8/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/2/2021HouseAssigned to Public Utilities Committee
  3/22/2021HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Public Utilities Committee; 024-001-000
  4/8/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/13/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  4/13/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/14/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  4/14/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/14/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/14/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K. Smith
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Rita
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  4/20/2021HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  4/21/2021HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 117-000-000
  4/21/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Anthony DeLuca
  4/21/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  4/21/2021SenateArrive in Senate
  4/21/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 22, 2021
  4/22/2021SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
  4/22/2021SenateFirst Reading
  4/22/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/22/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  4/26/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
  4/27/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Patrick J. Joyce
  4/27/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
  4/28/2021SenateAssigned to Energy and Public Utilities
  4/29/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  4/30/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muñoz
  5/5/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Celina Villanueva
  5/6/2021SenatePostponed - Energy and Public Utilities
  5/10/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/10/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Christopher Belt
  5/10/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/11/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Energy and Public Utilities
  5/12/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  5/12/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  5/12/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Doris Turner
  5/13/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
  5/19/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Adriane Johnson
  5/19/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  5/20/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/20/2021SenateDo Pass as Amended Energy and Public Utilities; 019-000-000
  5/20/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 21, 2021
  5/21/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  5/21/2021SenateSecond Reading
  5/21/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 24, 2021
  5/26/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  5/27/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  5/28/2021SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  5/28/2021HouseArrived in House
  5/28/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/29/2021HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  5/29/2021HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/29/2021HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Public Utilities Committee
  5/30/2021HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Public Utilities Committee; 024-000-000
  5/31/2021HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 118-000-000
  5/31/2021HouseHouse Concurs
  5/31/2021HousePassed Both Houses
  6/29/2021HouseSent to the Governor
  8/6/2021HouseGovernor Approved
  8/6/2021HouseEffective Date August 6, 2021
  8/6/2021HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0262

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