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 Bill Status of SB3974  102nd General Assembly

Short Description:  LOCAL GOV-UTILITIES

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Laura M. Murphy

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/10/2022SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
50 ILCS 45/30
65 ILCS 5/8-11-2.5
220 ILCS 5/9-224.1 new
220 ILCS 5/16-122

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Local Government Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Act. Provides that the statute of limitations set by a unit of local government for the determination and assessment of taxes covered by the Act may not exceed 7 years (currently, 4 years) after the end of the calendar year for which the return for the period was filed or the end of the calendar year in which the return for the period was due, whichever occurs later. Makes conforming changes concerning the tolling of this 7-year period. Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. In a Section concerning municipal audits of public utilities, provides that municipalities may request information from public utilities no more than annually (currently, no more than once every 2 years). Provides that customer specific billing, usage, or load shape data may be provided to a unit of local government if the unit of local government is requesting the information for the purposes of an audit under specified provisions of the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that, if the public utility fails to respond in a timely manner to the request for information with complete information, the public utility shall be liable to the municipality for a penalty of $1,000 for each day it fails to produce the requested information. Provides that, if a public utility is liable for any error in past tax payments in excess of $5,000 that were unknown prior to an audit from the municipality, then the public utility shall reimburse the municipality for the cost of the audit. Amends the Public Utilities Act. Provides that the Illinois Commerce Commission shall not consider: (i) any court costs, attorney's fees, or other fees incurred under certain provisions of the Illinois Municipal Code; or (ii) any penalties or interest imposed by a municipality under certain provisions of the Illinois Municipal Code to be expenses for the purpose of determining any rate or charge. Makes other changes.

DateChamber Action
  1/21/2022SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  1/21/2022SenateFirst Reading
  1/21/2022SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/1/2022SenateAssigned to Energy and Public Utilities
  2/10/2022SenatePostponed - Energy and Public Utilities
  2/10/2022SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

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