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220 ILCS 10/3
(220 ILCS 10/3)
(from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 903)
As used in this Act: (1) "Board" means the board
of directors of the corporation.
(2) "Campaign contribution" means a gift, subscription, loan, advance
or deposit of money or anything of value, made for the purpose of electing
a candidate to the board; or a contract, a promise or agreement, express or
implied, whether or not legally enforceable, to make any campaign contribution;
but does not include the value of services provided without compensation
by individuals who volunteer a portion or all of their time on behalf of
a candidate or political committee, or the use of real or personal property
and the cost of invitations, food and beverages, voluntarily provided by
an individual to a candidate in rendering voluntary personal services on
the individual's residential premises for candidate-related activities if
the cumulative value of the activities to the individual on behalf of any
candidate does not exceed $100 for any election.
(3) "Campaign expenditures" means a purchase, payment distribution, loan,
advance, deposit or gift of money or anything of value, made for the purpose
of electing a candidate to the board; or a contract, promise, or agreement,
express or implied, whether or not legally enforceable, to make any campaign
expenditure; but does not include the use of real or personal property and
the cost of invitations, food and beverages, voluntarily provided by an
individual to a candidate in rendering voluntary personal services on the
individual's residential premises for candidate-related activities if the
cumulative value of the activities by the individual on behalf of any candidate
does not exceed $100 for any election.
(4) "Class A utility" means any gas, electric or water public utility
with annual total gross operating revenues of $2.5 million or more or any
telephone public utility with annual total gross operating revenues of
$1,600,000 or more on the effective date of this Act.
(5) "Corporation" means the citizens utility board.
(6) "Director" means any member of the board.
(7) "District" means a corporation district, the boundaries of which are
congruent with the boundaries of the Congressional districts in the State.
(8) "Immediate family" of a person means the person's spouse and legal dependents.
(9) "Member" means any person who satisfies the requirements for membership
under Section 4.
(10) "Periodic customer billing" means a demand for payment for utility
services by a public utility to a residential utility consumer on a monthly
or other regular basis.
(11) "Political committee" means any committee, club, association or
other group of persons which make campaign expenditures or receive campaign
contributions during the year before an election of the board.
(12) "Public utility" means any person who owns, operates, manages or
controls any plant or equipment or any part of a plant or equipment, within
the State, for the conveyance of telephone messages or for the production,
transmission, delivery or furnishing of heat, light, water or power either
directly or indirectly to or for the public.
"Public utility" includes any person engaged in the transmission or delivery
of natural gas for compensation within this State by means of pipes or mains.
"Public utility" does not include a cooperative association organized for
the purpose of furnishing telephone service to its members only.
"Public utility" does not include electric cooperatives as defined in Section
3-119 of the Public Utilities Act. However, "public utility" does not include either public utilities
that are owned and operated by a political subdivision, public institution
of higher education or municipal corporation of this State or public utilities
that are owned by such political subdivision, public institution of higher
education, or municipal corporation and operated by any of its lessees or
(13) "Utility consumer" means any individual or entity, which is not
governmental or a public utility, which is located in this State and which
is furnished with a utility service by a public utility.
(14) "Utility service" means electricity, natural gas, water and
telephone service supplied by a public utility.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)