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 Bill Status of HB5756  98th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Christian L. Mitchell, Sam Yingling, Kathleen Willis and Deborah Conroy

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
220 ILCS 5/8-207A new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Service Obligations and Conditions Article of the Public Utilities Act. Provides that a utility shall reconnect or restore a residential customer's service no later than 48 hours after the resolution of the reason for the disconnection or termination, including entering into a repayment agreement with the utility, if the customer's gas or electric service is used to provide or control the primary source of space heating in the dwelling. Requires a utility to issue a credit to the residential customer's account if the disconnection is made in error or the utility fails to reconnect service for 2 or more days beyond the authorized 48 hours. Prohibits a utility from billing reconnection charges to the residential customer if that customer's service is not reconnected within 48 hours or if service was disconnected in error. Provides that the credits issued to a residential customer's account shall not be a recoverable expense and that the revenue reduction caused by the credits shall not be recoverable in the utility's rates. Defines "monthly customer charge". Provides that electric and gas utilities shall record the time between the resolution of the reason for disconnection and the reconnection of service and include that information in a report filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission providing statistical data concerning numbers of disconnections and reconnections involving utility service and deposits and data concerning the dollar amounts involved in these transactions. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/14/2014HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Christian L. Mitchell
  2/14/2014HouseFirst Reading
  2/14/2014HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/21/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  2/21/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  2/21/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah Conroy
  3/13/2014HouseAssigned to Consumer Protection Committee
  3/24/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Christian L. Mitchell
  3/24/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/25/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Consumer Protection Committee
  3/28/2014HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  3/28/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

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