Bill Status of SB2896 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: CONSUMERS & CLIMATE FIRST ACT
Sen. Celina Villanueva
| 4/29/2021||Senate||Referred to Assignments|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
|20 ILCS 3501/Art. 850 heading new|
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Consumers and Climate First Act. Provides that it is the policy of the State of Illinois to transition to 100% clean energy by 2050. Amends the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Expands the information required to be provided on a statement of economic interests to include employment by a public utility. Amends the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act. In provisions relating to High Impact Businesses, expands the definition of "new electric generating facility" to include a new utility scale solar power facility. Amends the Energy Policy and Planning Act. Expands the legislative findings to include climate change in the problems to be addressed by the State's energy policy. Amends the Illinois Power Agency Act. Provides that it is the policy of the State of Illinois to transition to 100% clean energy by 2050, authorizes actions and programs in support of the policy including the Illinois Solar for All Program. Defines "clean energy". Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Authorizes procurement expenditures necessary for the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to contract with a firm to perform audits under the Public Utilities Act. Amends the Illinois Municipal Code to create the Non-Home Rule Municipal Gas Use Tax Law. Provides that a non-home rule municipality may impose a tax on the privilege of using or consuming gas acquired in a purchase at retail and used or consumed within the corporate limits of the municipality. Defines "gas" and other terms. Amends the Public Utilities Act. Increases the amounts that public utilities must spend to implement energy efficiency measures targeted at low-income households. Prohibits deposits and late payment fees for low-income residential customers and applicants. Restricts the use of credit card convenience fees. Requires all public utilities to annually report the number of disconnections for nonpayment and reconnections according to specified criteria. Provides for an annual audit of the finances of all nuclear power plants operating in Illinois. Provides for specified electric utilities to prepare and file a distribution system investment plan that meets specified requirements no later than June 1, 2022. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.