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Full Text of HB3766  99th General Assembly




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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 16-119 as follows:
6    (220 ILCS 5/16-119)
7    Sec. 16-119. Switching suppliers. An electric utility or an
8alternative retail electric supplier may establish a term of
9service, notice period for terminating service and provisions
10governing early termination through a tariff or contract. A
11customer may change its supplier subject to tariff or contract
12terms and conditions. Any notice provisions; or provision for a
13fee, charge or penalty with early termination of a contract;
14shall be conspicuously disclosed in any tariff or contract. Any
15tariff filed or contract renewed or entered into on and after
16the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General
17Assembly that contains an early termination clause shall
18disclose the amount of the early termination fee, provided that
19any early termination fee or penalty shall not exceed $50 total
20for residential customers and $150 for small commercial retail
21customers as defined in Section 16-102 of this Act, regardless
22of whether or not the tariff or contract is a multiyear tariff
23or contract. A customer shall remain responsible for any unpaid



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1charges owed to an electric utility or alternative retail
2electric supplier at the time it switches to another provider.
3(Source: P.A. 90-561, eff. 12-16-97.)
4    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
5becoming law.