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 Bill Status of HB4508  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  UTILITY-WATER & SEWER VALUE

House Sponsors
Rep. Nick Sauer - Lou Lang - Tom Demmer - LaToya Greenwood - Norine K. Hammond, Linda Chapa LaVia, John C. D'Amico, Dan Brady, Luis Arroyo, Stephanie A. Kifowit, Michael D. Unes, Christine Winger, Jehan Gordon-Booth, Jerry Lee Long, Randy E. Frese, Chad Hays, David B. Reis, Michael P. McAuliffe and Marcus C. Evans, Jr.

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr. - Pamela J. Althoff - Linda Holmes - William R. Haine - Chris Nybo, Michael E. Hastings, Antonio Muņoz, David Koehler, Martin A. Sandoval, Dan McConchie, Cristina Castro, Terry Link, Karen McConnaughay and Patricia Van Pelt)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/15/2018HouseSent to the Governor

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
220 ILCS 5/9-210.5


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Public Utilities Act. Modifies the definition of "water or sewer utility" to remove language specifying water or sewer service provided to 7,500 or fewer customer connections as provided by certain entities. Provides that appraisals of the fair market value of the water or sewer utility that is being acquired shall be performed by 3 appraisers approved (rather than selected) by the Illinois Commerce Commission's Executive Director or designee (rather than the water department manager) and engaged by either the water or sewer utility being acquired or by the large public utility. Allows appraisers to engage one disinterested engineer who is licensed in this State who may be the same engineer that is engaged by other appraisers. Provides that in the Commission's order that approves the large public utility's acquisition of the water or sewer utility, the Commission shall issue its decision establishing, among other requirements, the rates to be charged to customers in the water or sewer utility. Provides that a large public utility may (rather than shall) recommend the district or tariff group of which the water or sewer utility shall become a part of after the acquisition, or may recommend a lesser rate for the water or sewer utility. Provides that from the date of acquisition until the date that new rates are effective in an acquiring large public utility's next rate case, the customers of the acquired water or sewer utility shall pay the approved then-existing rates of the district or tariff group as ordered by the Commission, or some lesser rates as recommended by the large public utility and approved by the Commission. Provides that in an acquiring large public utility's 2 rate cases following an acquisition, the public utility may file a rate tariff for an acquired water or sewer utility that establishes lesser rates than the district or tariff group into which the water or sewer utility is combined. Extends the repeal date of the valuation of water and sewer utilities Section from June 1, 2018 to June 1, 2028. Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/1/2018HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Nick Sauer
  2/2/2018HouseFirst Reading
  2/2/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/5/2018HouseAssigned to Public Utilities Committee
  3/6/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  3/6/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Tom Demmer
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Monica Bristow
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  3/13/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  4/9/2018HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Public Utilities Committee; 013-002-002
  4/10/2018HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/12/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John C. D'Amico
  4/13/2018HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/13/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/13/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Brady
  4/13/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Luis Arroyo
  4/13/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  4/16/2018HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Monica Bristow
  4/17/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael D. Unes
  4/17/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Christine Winger
  4/17/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  4/17/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  4/17/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry Lee Long
  4/17/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Randy E. Frese
  4/17/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Chad Hays
  4/17/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David B. Reis
  4/17/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe
  4/17/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  4/18/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  4/18/2018HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  4/19/2018HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 069-037-002
  4/19/2018HouseMotion Filed to Reconsider Vote Rep. Robert Rita
  4/20/2018HouseMotion Withdrawn Rep. Robert Rita
  4/23/2018SenateArrive in Senate
  4/23/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/23/2018SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  4/23/2018SenateFirst Reading
  4/23/2018SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/24/2018SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr.
  4/24/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  4/27/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  5/1/2018SenateAssigned to Energy and Public Utilities
  5/1/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. William R. Haine
  5/1/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Chris Nybo
  5/1/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  5/1/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muņoz
  5/2/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  5/2/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Neil Anderson
  5/2/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  5/2/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan McConchie
  5/2/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  5/2/2018SenateSponsor Removed Sen. Neil Anderson
  5/3/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Terry Link
  5/9/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Karen McConnaughay
  5/9/2018SenateRe-referred to Executive
  5/9/2018SenateWaive Posting Notice
  5/10/2018SenateDo Pass Executive; 010-003-000
  5/10/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 15, 2018
  5/10/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  5/16/2018SenateSecond Reading
  5/16/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 17, 2018
  5/17/2018SenateThird Reading - Passed; 039-006-001
  5/17/2018HousePassed Both Houses
  6/15/2018HouseSent to the Governor

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