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 Bill Status of SB0265  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  LIHEAP-ENERGY ASSISTANCE

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Michael E. Hastings - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Christopher Belt - Doris Turner, Robert Peters, Karina Villa, Adriane Johnson, Laura M. Murphy, Sara Feigenholtz, Celina Villanueva, Steve Stadelman, Robert F. Martwick, Cristina Castro and Elgie R. Sims, Jr.

House Sponsors
(Rep. Barbara Hernandez - Carol Ammons - Robert Rita - Delia C. Ramirez - Aaron M. Ortiz, Kambium Buckner, Edgar Gonzalez, Jr. and Elizabeth Hernandez)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/1/2021SenatePassed Both Houses

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
305 ILCS 20/6from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 1406
305 ILCS 20/13
305 ILCS 20/18
305 ILCS 20/20 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Energy Assistance Act. Provides that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity may not set the annual eligibility level for energy assistance higher than 60% of the State median income as established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Requires the Department to ensure that households with children under the age of 6 years old are offered a priority application period. Provides that the Supplemental Low-Income Energy Assistance Fund is not subject to sweeps, administrative charge-backs, or any other fiscal or budgetary maneuver that would in any way transfer any amounts from the Supplemental Low-Income Energy Assistance Fund into any other fund of the State. Contains provisions concerning certain unspent funds being utilized for weatherization expenses; allowances to Local Administrative Agencies for administrative expenses; incremental changes to the monthly energy assistance charges billed to utility customers; Department reports on monies collected and allocated to utilities for implementation of their Percentage of Income Payment Plans; and other matters. Provides that all energy assistance programs under the Act shall be available to eligible residents regardless of immigration status.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Changes the date upon which each public utility, electric cooperative, and municipal utility shall begin assessing a monthly Energy Assistance Charge on customer accounts from January 1, 2021 to January 1, 2022. Restores a provision providing that the Percentage of Income Payment Plan is created as a mandatory bill payment assistance program for low-income residential customers of utilities serving more that 100,000 retail customers.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Removes language that provides that the Supplemental Low-Income Energy Assistance Fund is not subject to sweeps, administrative charge-backs, or any other fiscal or budgetary maneuver that would in any way transfer any amounts from the Fund into another fund of the State.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/17/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  2/17/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/17/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/24/2021SenateAssigned to Energy and Public Utilities
  3/24/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  3/30/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
  4/7/2021SenateDo Pass Energy and Public Utilities; 012-003-000
  4/7/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 13, 2021
  4/8/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  4/8/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/13/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Energy and Public Utilities
  4/13/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
  4/14/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Karina Villa
  4/14/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Adriane Johnson
  4/15/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Energy and Public Utilities; 018-000-000
  4/16/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  4/16/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Sara Feigenholtz
  4/20/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Hastings
  4/20/2021SenateSecond Reading
  4/20/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 21, 2021
  4/20/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Celina Villanueva
  4/21/2021SenateThird Reading - Passed; 044-015-000
  4/21/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Steve Stadelman
  4/21/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert F. Martwick
  4/21/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  4/22/2021HouseArrived in House
  4/22/2021HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
  4/23/2021HouseFirst Reading
  4/23/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/28/2021HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  4/28/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kambium Buckner
  4/28/2021HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/28/2021HouseAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  4/28/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
  4/28/2021HouseAlternate Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
  5/10/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  5/10/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/11/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Executive Committee
  5/11/2021HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Rita
  5/11/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.
  5/12/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  5/12/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Executive Committee; by Voice Vote
  5/12/2021HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Executive Committee; 009-006-000
  5/12/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/19/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/19/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/20/2021HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 071-046-000
  5/20/2021HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
  5/20/2021HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
  5/21/2021SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1
  5/21/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1 - May 24, 2021
  5/24/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  5/24/2021SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  5/24/2021SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/25/2021SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Energy and Public Utilities
  6/1/2021SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  6/1/2021SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Be Approved for Consideration Assignments
  6/1/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Doris Turner
  6/1/2021SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 036-017-000
  6/1/2021SenateSenate Concurs
  6/1/2021SenatePassed Both Houses

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