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      220 ILCS 5/8-205          from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 8-205
          Amends the Public  Utilities  Act.   Provides  that  with
      respect to the restrictions on termination of gas or electric
      service  related  to  space  heating for residences, the term
      "service" includes supply  of  gas  or  electricity  and  any
      component  of  a  delivery  method  or  system  necessary  or
      desirable to provide or operate space heating at a residence.
      Effective June 1, 1997.
 1        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  Public Utilities Act by changing
 2    Section 8-205.
 3        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 4    represented in the General Assembly:
 5        Section  5.   The  Public  Utilities  Act  is  amended by
 6    changing Section 8-205 as follows:
 7        (220 ILCS 5/8-205) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 8-205)
 8        Sec. 8-205. Termination of gas  or  electric  service  or
 9    supply.
10        (a)  Termination  of  gas and electric utility service to
11    all residential users, including all tenants of mastermetered
12    apartment buildings, for nonpayment of bills,  where  gas  or
13    electricity is used as the only source of space heating or to
14    control  or  operate  the only space heating equipment at the
15    residence is prohibited:,
16             (1) 1.  on any day when the National Weather Service
17        forecast for the following 24 hours covering the area  of
18        the  utility in which the residence is located includes a
19        forecast  that  the  temperature  will  be   32   degrees
20        Fahrenheit or below; or
21             (2) 2.  on  any day preceding a holiday or a weekend
22        when such a forecast indicated that the temperature  will
23        be  32  degrees Fahrenheit or below during the holiday or
24        weekend.
25        (b)  As used in this Section, "service" includes, but  is
26    not limited to, supply of gas or electricity.  "Service" also
27    means any facet or component of any delivery method or system
28    necessary or desirable to provide or operate space heating at
29    a residence.
30    (Source: P.A. 84-617.)
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 1        Section  99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect June
 2    1, 1997.

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