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Full Text of HB0252  102nd General Assembly



State of Illinois
2021 and 2022


Introduced 1/29/2021, by Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.


220 ILCS 5/16-101

    Amends the Public Utilities Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title and applicability of the Electric Service Customer Choice and Rate Relief Law of 1997.

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1    AN ACT concerning regulation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Public Utilities Act is amended by changing
5Section 16-101 as follows:
6    (220 ILCS 5/16-101)
7    Sec. 16-101. Short title and applicability.
8    (a) This Article may be cited as the the Electric Service
9Customer Choice and Rate Relief Law of 1997 and shall apply to
10electric utilities and alternative retail electric suppliers
11as defined in this Article. Except to the extent modified or
12supplemented by the provisions of this Article, or where the
13context clearly renders such provisions inapplicable, the
14other Articles of the Public Utilities Act pertaining to
15public utilities, public utility rates and services and the
16regulation thereof, are fully and equally applicable to the
17tariffed services electric utilities provide.
18    (b) The provisions of subsections (a) through (h) of
19Section 16-111 of this Act shall not be applicable to any
20electric utility which elects to file biennial rate
21proceedings before the Commission in the years 1998, 2000 and
222002. An electric utility electing this option shall do so by
23filing a notice of such election with the Commission within 60



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1days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997,
2or its right to make such election shall be irrevocably
3waived. An electric utility electing the option specified in
4this paragraph shall file its rate proceeding with the
5Commission no later than August 1 of the years 1998, 2000, and
62002. The electric utility's filing shall comply with all
7requirements of 83 Illinois Administrative Code Parts 255 and
8285 as though the electric utility were filing for an increase
9in its rates, without regard to whether such filing would
10produce an increase, a decrease or no change in the electric
11utility's rates and the Commission shall review the electric
12utility's filing and shall issue its order in accordance with
13the provisions of Section 9-201 of this Act.
14(Source: P.A. 90-561, eff. 12-16-97.)