92nd General Assembly
Summary of HB0919
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Short description: 
POWER OUTAGE DAMAGES                                                       

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends  the  Public  Utilities  Act  with  respect  to   electric      
   utilities   serving   1,000,000  or  more  customers.   Abolishes  the      
   requirement that 30,000 customers be  affected  before  a  utility  is      
   required  to compensate customers for power outages.  Provides that if      
   a power interruption lasts for 24 hours or more, a  utility  must  pay      
   consequential damages.  Effective immediately.                              
          FISCAL NOTE (Illinois Commerce Commission)                           
          With interruptions no longer subject to a damages threshold and      
          the scope of recovery expanded, the Commission should expect         
          significant increases in formal and informal customer and            
          local-government claim filings. Claim and waiver investigations      
          and proceedings will certainly consume additional Commission         
          time, staff, and financial resources, although it is difficult       
          to provide a estimate fiscal impact at this time.                    
          STATE MANDATES NOTE (Dept. of Commerce and Community Affairs)        
          In the opinion of DCCA, HB 919 does not create a State mandate       
          under the State Mandates Act.                                        
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: JAN-07-2003

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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