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 Bill Status of HB3104  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  UTIL WATER-SEWER DISCONNECT

House Sponsors
Rep. Joe Sosnowski - Jehan A. Gordon-Booth - Ed Sullivan, Jr. - Brandon W. Phelps - Mike Bost and André M. Thapedi

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Mike Jacobs , Sue Rezin, Martin A. Sandoval and Kirk W. Dillard)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/16/2013HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0473

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
220 ILCS 5/8-306


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Public Utilities Act. Provides that water or sewer service may be discontinued only on a day followed by a business day. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 3
Adds reference to:
65 ILCS 5/11-117-12.3 new
65 ILCS 5/11-117-12.5 new
65 ILCS 5/11-141-7from Ch. 24, par. 11-141-7

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the introduced bill with changes. Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that any investor-owned public utility, municipal-owned public utility, public or municipal corporation, or political subdivision furnishing water or sewer service may discontinue service only on a day followed by a business day and after the water or sewer utility has mailed or delivered by other means a written notice of discontinuance. Provides that specified water or sewer utilities shall not consider a customer's bill, when paid in person, past due unless the payment is made after the due date printed on the bill. Provides that the due date printed on the bill may not be less than 21 days after the date upon which (i) the bill is mailed to the customer, (ii) the bill is delivered in person to the customer, (iii) the bill is sent electronically to the customer, or (iv) the customer is notified that the bill is available electronically. Provides that the bill shall include a bill date that shall not be less than 21 days prior to the due date on the bill. Makes corresponding changes in the Public Utilities Act. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
65 ILCS 5/11-117-12.3 new
65 ILCS 5/11-117-12.5 new
65 ILCS 5/11/141-7
220 ILCS 5/8-306
Adds reference to:
220 ILCS 5/5-104from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 5-104

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Public Utilities Act. Provides that a gas public utility serving more than 1,600,000 customers as of January 1, 2013 may from time to time alter the annual rates of depreciation, which shall include amortization, that the gas public utility applies to its several classes of assets so long as the rates are consistent with generally accepted accounting principles. Provides that the gas public utility shall file testimony with the Illinois Commerce Commission setting forth the new rates of depreciation that shall include: (i) a summary of the causes for the change in depreciation rates; (ii) a certification by an independent certified public accountant that the new rates of depreciation are consistent with generally accepted accounting principles; (iii) the depreciation study; and (iv) the expected impact on depreciation expense from the new depreciation rates. Provides that no later than 120 days after the filing by the gas public utility, the Commission shall ascertain and determine and, by order, fix the proper and adequate rate of depreciation of the several classes of property for the gas public utility. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/26/2013HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Joe Sosnowski
  2/26/2013HouseFirst Reading
  2/26/2013HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/11/2013HouseAssigned to Public Utilities Committee
  3/13/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Joe Sosnowski
  3/13/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/19/2013HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Public Utilities Committee; 021-000-000
  3/19/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  3/20/2013HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/20/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan A. Gordon-Booth
  4/2/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Joe Sosnowski
  4/2/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/11/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Joe Sosnowski
  4/11/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/15/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  4/15/2013HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted
  4/15/2013HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/16/2013HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 117-000-000
  4/16/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  4/17/2013SenateArrive in Senate
  4/17/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 18, 2013
  4/30/2013SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Mike Jacobs
  5/1/2013SenateFirst Reading
  5/1/2013SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/8/2013SenateAssigned to Energy
  5/10/2013SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 31, 2013
  5/14/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Mike Jacobs
  5/14/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/14/2013SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Sue Rezin
  5/15/2013SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  5/15/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Energy
  5/15/2013SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Kirk W. Dillard
  5/16/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/16/2013SenateDo Pass as Amended Energy; 012-000-000
  5/16/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 17, 2013
  5/16/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ed Sullivan, Jr.
  5/16/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  5/16/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Bost
  5/20/2013SenateSecond Reading
  5/20/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 21, 2013
  5/22/2013SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  5/23/2013HouseArrived in House
  5/23/2013HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/23/2013HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Joe Sosnowski
  5/23/2013HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/27/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. André M. Thapedi
  5/31/2013HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Public Utilities Committee
  5/31/2013HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Public Utilities Committee; 016-000-000
  5/31/2013HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 098-019-001
  5/31/2013HouseHouse Concurs
  5/31/2013HousePassed Both Houses
  6/19/2013HouseSent to the Governor
  8/16/2013HouseGovernor Approved
  8/16/2013HouseEffective Date August 16, 2013
  8/16/2013HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0473

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