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 1        AN ACT to amend the Renewable Energy, Energy  Efficiency,
 2    and  Coal  Resources  Development  Law  of  1997  by changing
 3    Section 6-6.

 4        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 5    represented in the General Assembly:

 6        Section  5.  The Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, and
 7    Coal Resources Development Law of 1997 is amended by changing
 8    Section 6-6 as follows:

 9        (20 ILCS 687/6-6)
10        (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 16, 2007)
11        Sec. 6-6. Energy efficiency program.
12        (a)  For  the  year  beginning  January  1,   1998,   and
13    thereafter  as  provided  in  this Section 6-6, each electric
14    utility as defined in Section 3-105 of the  Public  Utilities
15    Act  and each alternative retail electric supplier as defined
16    in Section 16-102  of  the  Public  Utilities  Act  supplying
17    electric  power and energy to retail customers located in the
18    State of Illinois shall contribute annually a pro rata  share
19    of  a  total  amount  of  $3,000,000 based upon the number of
20    kilowatt-hours sold by each such  entity  in  the  12  months
21    preceding  the  year  of contribution.  On or before May 1 of
22    each year, the Illinois Commerce Commission  shall  determine
23    and  notify  the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs
24    of the pro rata share owed by each electric utility and  each
25    alternative  retail  electric supplier based upon information
26    supplied annually to the Illinois Commerce Commission.  On or
27    before June 1 of each year, the Department  of  Commerce  and
28    Community  Affairs  shall  send  written notification to each
29    electric  utility  and  each  alternative   retail   electric
30    supplier  of  the  amount  of  pro rata share they owe. These
31    contributions shall be remitted to the Department of  Revenue
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 1    on  or before June 30 of each year the contribution is due on
 2    a return  prescribed  and  furnished  by  the  Department  of
 3    Revenue showing such information as the Department of Revenue
 4    may  reasonably require.  The funds received pursuant to this
 5    Section shall be subject to the appropriation of funds by the
 6    General Assembly.  The Department of Revenue shall place  the
 7    funds  remitted  under  this Section in a trust fund, that is
 8    hereby created in  the  State  Treasury,  called  the  Energy
 9    Efficiency  Trust Fund. If an electric utility or alternative
10    retail electric supplier does not remit its pro rata share to
11    the Department of Revenue, the  Department  of  Revenue  must
12    inform the Illinois Commerce Commission of such failure.  The
13    Illinois    Commerce   Commission   may   then   revoke   the
14    certification of that electric utility or alternative  retail
15    electric  supplier.  The Illinois Commerce Commission may not
16    renew  the  certification  of   any   electric   utility   or
17    alternative  retail  electric  supplier that is delinquent in
18    paying its pro rata share.
19        (b)  The Department of  Commerce  and  Community  Affairs
20    shall disburse the moneys in the Energy Efficiency Trust Fund
21    to  residential electric customers to fund projects which the
22    Department of Commerce and Community Affairs  has  determined
23    will promote energy efficiency in the State of Illinois.  The
24    Department  of Commerce and Community Affairs shall establish
25    a list of  projects  eligible  for  grants  from  the  Energy
26    Efficiency   Trust   Fund  including,  but  not  limited  to,
27    supporting   energy   efficiency   efforts   for   low-income
28    households, replacing energy inefficient  windows  with  more
29    efficient  windows,  replacing  energy inefficient appliances
30    with more efficient appliances, replacing energy  inefficient
31    lighting  with  more efficient lighting, insulating dwellings
32    and buildings, and such other projects  which  will  increase
33    energy efficiency in homes and rental properties.
34        (c)  The  Department  of  Commerce  and Community Affairs
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 1    shall establish criteria and an application process for  this
 2    grant program.
 3        (d)  The  Department  of  Commerce  and Community Affairs
 4    shall conduct a study of  other  possible  energy  efficiency
 5    improvements   and  evaluate  methods  for  promoting  energy
 6    efficiency and conservation, especially for  the  benefit  of
 7    low-income customers.
 8        (e)  The  Department  of  Commerce  and Community Affairs
 9    shall  submit  an  annual  report  to  the  General  Assembly
10    evaluating the effectiveness of  the  projects  and  programs
11    provided   in   this   Section,   and   recommending  further
12    legislation which will encourage additional  development  and
13    implementation  of energy efficiency projects and programs in
14    Illinois and other actions that help to  meet  the  goals  of
15    this Section.
16    (Source: P.A. 90-561, eff. 12-16-97; 90-624, eff. 7-10-98.)

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