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 Bill Status of SB2547  95th General Assembly


Short Description:  UTILITIES-SYNTHETIC NATURL GAS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr. - John O. Jones and William R. Haine

House Sponsors
(Rep. Arthur L. Turner - Dan Reitz - Brandon W. Phelps - David Reis, Gary Hannig, John D'Amico, Jay C. Hoffman, Ed Sullivan, Jr., Joe Dunn, Patrick J Verschoore, Mike Bost, Michael P. McAuliffe, Angelo Saviano, Raymond Poe, John A. Fritchey, Rich Brauer, Linda Chapa LaVia, Marlow H. Colvin, Brent Hassert, Frank J. Mautino, Timothy L. Schmitz and John E. Bradley)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009SenateSession 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. Provides that any gas utility may enter into a contract for up to 20 years of supply with any company for the purchase of synthetic natural gas (rather than a 20-year supply contract with any company for synthetic natural gas) produced from coal through the gasification process if the company has commenced construction of a coal gasification facility by July 1, 2009 (rather than July 1, 2008). Makes changes in factors used to determine whether the cost for synthetic natural gas is reasonable and prudent. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that if the Illinois Commerce Commission determines that the cost for synthetic natural gas purchased under a specified contract during supply years 11 through 20 (rather than during years 11 through 20) is not reasonable and prudent, then the company shall reimburse the utility for a specified amount.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/15/2008SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr.
  2/15/2008SenateFirst Reading
  2/15/2008SenateReferred to Rules
  2/28/2008SenateAssigned to Environment and Energy
  3/4/2008SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr.
  3/4/2008SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules
  3/5/2008SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John O. Jones
  3/5/2008SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Environment and Energy
  3/5/2008SenateSponsor Removed Sen. John O. Jones
  3/6/2008SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/6/2008SenateDo Pass as Amended Environment and Energy; 011-000-000
  3/6/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 11, 2008
  3/7/2008SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. William R. Haine
  3/12/2008SenateSecond Reading
  3/12/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 13, 2008
  4/3/2008SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. John O. Jones
  4/3/2008SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  4/4/2008HouseArrived in House
  4/4/2008HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/8/2008HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Arthur L. Turner
  4/8/2008HouseFirst Reading
  4/8/2008HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/15/2008HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Gary Hannig
  4/15/2008HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. John D'Amico
  4/16/2008HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Reitz
  4/16/2008HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  4/16/2008HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay C. Hoffman
  4/17/2008HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Ed Sullivan, Jr.
  4/17/2008HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Joe Dunn
  4/29/2008HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick J Verschoore
  4/29/2008HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Bost
  4/30/2008HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. David Reis
  4/30/2008HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe
  4/30/2008HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Angelo Saviano
  5/1/2008HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Raymond Poe
  5/7/2008HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. John A. Fritchey
  5/7/2008HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Rich Brauer
  5/7/2008HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  5/7/2008HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Marlow H. Colvin
  5/7/2008HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Brent Hassert
  5/7/2008HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Frank J. Mautino
  5/7/2008HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Timothy L. Schmitz
  5/7/2008HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. John E. Bradley
  1/13/2009SenateSession Sine Die

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