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 Bill Status of SB0777  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  PUB UTILITIES-TECH

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Dale A. Righter - Pamela J. Althoff and Chapin Rose

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/30/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 4, 2017

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
220 ILCS 5/8-406.1
220 ILCS 5/8-509from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 8-509


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Public Utilities Act. Modifies the requirements for an application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for the construction of new high voltage electric service lines and related facilities (Project). Provides that an applicant must provide and identify a proposed primary right-of-way and one or more alternate rights-of-way for the Project at the first public meeting held in each county. Requires that the public be provided the opportunity to comment on the proposed primary and alternate rights-of-way. Requires notice of the time and place scheduled for the public meeting to be provided by registered mail to each owner of record of land included in the proposed primary and alternate rights-of-way over which the utility seeks to construct a high-voltage electric line. Provides that for applications filed after the effective date of this amendatory Act, certificates granted for Projects that will impact agricultural land shall be conditioned on the applicant adhering to an agricultural impact mitigation agreement that he or she has entered into with the Department of Agriculture that outlines the mitigative actions the applicant will take to preserve the integrity of agricultural land impacted by the Project. Provides that if a public utility seeks relief to exercise eminent domain power to make necessary alterations, additions, extensions, or improvements ordered or authorized under certain specified Sections after the Commission enters its order in a proceeding for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for a Project, the Commission shall issue its order within 180 (rather than 45) days after the utility files its petition seeking relief. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
220 ILCS 5/8-406.1
220 ILCS 5/8-509
Adds reference to:
220 ILCS 5/8-403.1from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 8-403.1

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Public Utilities Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning tax credits related to qualified solid waste energy facilities.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/1/2017SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Dale A. Righter
  2/1/2017SenateFirst Reading
  2/1/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/8/2017SenateAssigned to Energy and Public Utilities
  3/7/2017SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  3/10/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Dale A. Righter
  3/10/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/15/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Energy and Public Utilities
  3/16/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/16/2017SenateDo Pass as Amended Energy and Public Utilities; 010-000-000
  3/16/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 28, 2017
  3/30/2017SenateSecond Reading
  3/30/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 4, 2017
  4/28/2017SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
  5/3/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Chapin Rose

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