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 Bill Status of SB1601  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  RENEWABLE ENERGY-VARIOUS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Bill Cunningham - Melinda Bush - Emil Jones, III, Adriane Johnson and Laura Fine

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/21/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
5 ILCS 100/5-45.8 new
20 ILCS 655/5.5from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 609.1
20 ILCS 3855/1-10
20 ILCS 3855/1-56
20 ILCS 3855/1-75
220 ILCS 5/16-107.5
220 ILCS 5/16-107.6
220 ILCS 5/16-107.7 new
220 ILCS 5/16-108
220 ILCS 5/16-111.5


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act. Provides that a business that intends to establish a new utility-scale solar power facility may apply for a high impact business designation. Amends the Illinois Power Agency Act. Increases the long-term renewable procurement plan goals after the 2025 delivery year. Requires the long-term renewable procurement plan to include the procurement of new renewable energy credits. Provides that the Adjustable Block program shall be designed to be continuously open. Authorizes utilities to recover certain costs related to the Adjustable Block program. Excludes certain costs from a limitation on the costs of the Adjustable Block program. Makes other changes concerning the Adjustable Block program. Amends the Public Utilities Act. Requires the Illinois Commerce Commission to open a proceeding to update the interconnection standards and applicable utility tariffs. Requires the Commission to revise certain standards for interconnection based on specified criteria. Establishes an interconnection working group. Makes changes to provisions concerning net metering and the distributed generation rebate. Requires the Commission, in consultation with the Illinois Power Agency, to study and produce a report analyzing the potential for and barriers to the implementation of energy storage in Illinois. Requires the Agency to include a plan to procure energy from energy storage resources as part of its procurement plan for 2021. Extends a provision concerning a review, reconciliation, and true-up associated with renewable energy resources' collections and costs. Makes other changes. Amends the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act to authorize emergency rulemaking. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/26/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Bill Cunningham
  2/26/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/26/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/9/2021SenateAssigned to Energy and Public Utilities
  3/17/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  4/12/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  4/16/2021SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 23, 2021
  4/20/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Adriane Johnson
  4/22/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
  4/23/2021SenateRule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As April 30, 2021
  4/30/2021SenateRule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 7, 2021
  5/7/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  5/10/2021SenateRule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 21, 2021
  5/10/2021SenateRe-assigned to Energy and Public Utilities
  5/21/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

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