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 Bill Status of HB4255  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  UTILITY-DIRECT CURRENT PROJECT

House Sponsors
Rep. Tony McCombie - Mark Luft - Brad Halbrook, Daniel Swanson, Thomas M. Bennett, Tom Demmer, Norine K. Hammond, Jeff Keicher, Martin McLaughlin, David A. Welter, Jackie Haas and Adam Niemerg

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/18/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 3855/1-75
220 ILCS 5/8-406from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 8-406


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Power Agency Act. Provides that the Illinois Power Agency may qualify renewable energy credits associated with the electricity generated by a utility-scale wind energy facility or utility-scale photovoltaic facility and transmitted by a high voltage direct current transmission line (instead of a qualifying direct current project) to a delivery point on the electric transmission grid located in the State or a state adjacent to Illinois, if certain conditions are met. Amends the Public Utilities Act. Removes language that allows a qualifying direct current applicant that does not own, control, operate, or manage, within the State, any plant, equipment, or property used or to be used for the transmission of electricity at the time of its application or of the Illinois Commerce Commission's order to file an application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity on or before December 31, 2023. Removes language that allows the Commission to grant a certificate of public convenience and necessity to construct, operate, and maintain a qualifying direct current project. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  12/3/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Tony McCombie
  12/6/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Swanson
  12/7/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  12/7/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Luft
  12/7/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas M. Bennett
  12/7/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Tom Demmer
  12/7/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  12/7/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jeff Keicher
  12/7/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin McLaughlin
  12/7/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David A. Welter
  12/7/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jackie Haas
  12/7/2021HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  1/5/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/5/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/19/2022HouseAssigned to Energy & Environment Committee
  1/28/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Adam Niemerg
  2/8/2022HouseTo Clean Energy Subcommittee
  2/14/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Brad Halbrook
  2/18/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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