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 Bill Status of HB1431  95th General Assembly


Short Description:  SYNTH NAT GAS-LONG-TERM CNTRCT

House Sponsors
Rep. Gary Hannig and Mike Bost

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
220 ILCS 5/9-220from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 9-220


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Public Utilities Act. Extends to July 1, 2011 (rather than July 1, 2008) the date by which a gas utility must commence construction of a coal gasification facility in order for provisions authorizing the utility to enter into a 20-year supply contract with a company for synthetic natural gas produced from coal through the gasification process to apply. Makes changes to the method by which it is determined that the cost for synthetic natural gas under such a contract is reasonable and prudent and recoverable through the purchased gas adjustment clause. Provides that a utility shall be limited to selling 50% of its output of natural gas. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Extends to July 1, 2015 (rather than July 1, 2008) the date by which a gas utility other than a gas utility located in Jefferson County must have received all necessary permits for the construction and operation (instead of must have commenced construction) of a coal gasification facility in order for provisions authorizing the utility to enter into a 20-year supply contract with a company for synthetic natural gas produced from coal through the gasification process to apply. Changes language to provide that price restrictions in a supply contract must be at a specified amount at the time the contract is signed (instead of at the time the contract term commences). Makes changes to the method by which it is determined that the cost for synthetic natural gas under such a contract is reasonable and prudent and recoverable through the purchased gas adjustment clause except for a gas utility located in Jefferson County. Provides that a utility other than a gas utility located in Jefferson County shall be limited to selling 50% of its output of natural gas.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/21/2007HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Gary Hannig
  2/21/2007HouseFirst Reading
  2/21/2007HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/27/2007HouseAssigned to Public Utilities Committee
  2/28/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Bost
  3/20/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Public Utilities Committee
  3/20/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Public Utilities Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/20/2007HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Public Utilities Committee; 013-000-000
  3/21/2007HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/27/2007HouseThird Reading/Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 3, 2007
  5/3/2007HouseThird Reading/Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 10, 2007
  5/10/2007HouseThird Reading/Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 18, 2007
  5/18/2007HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 25, 2007
  5/25/2007HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

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