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 Bill Status of HB0414  102nd General Assembly

Short Description:  WATER & SEWER ASSISTANCE

House Sponsors
Rep. LaToya Greenwood - Mary E. Flowers - Anthony DeLuca - Frances Ann Hurley, Daniel Didech, Sue Scherer, Michelle Mussman, Deb Conroy, Stephanie A. Kifowit, Jay Hoffman, Kelly M. Cassidy, Marcus C. Evans, Jr., Rita Mayfield, La Shawn K. Ford, Nicholas K. Smith, Carol Ammons, Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar, Sonya M. Harper, Robert Rita, Camille Y. Lilly, Aaron M. Ortiz, Maurice A. West, II and Anne Stava-Murray

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Christopher Belt - Ram Villivalam, David Koehler, Patrick J. Joyce, Omar Aquino, Emil Jones, III, Antonio Muñoz and Celina Villanueva)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/6/2021SenatePostponed - Energy and Public Utilities

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
30 ILCS 105/5.935 new
220 ILCS 5/9-211.7 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Water and Sewer Financial Assistance Act. Provides that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is authorized to institute the water and sewer assistance program. Provides that any person who is a resident of the State of Illinois and whose household income is not greater than an amount determined annually by the Department may apply for assistance. Provides that in determining the amounts of assistance to be provided to or on behalf of a qualified applicant, the Department shall ensure that the highest amounts of assistance go to households with the greatest need for financial assistance in relation to household income by considering specified factors. Provides that each water or sewer provider shall assess each of its customer accounts a monthly Water and Sewer Assistance Charge to be deposited into the Water and Sewer Low-Income Assistance Fund. Amends the State Finance Act. Creates the Water and Sewer Low-Income Assistance Fund. Amends the Public Utilities Act. Provides that specified water or sewer utilities shall be allowed to offer a financial assistance program designed for bill payment assistance for low-income customers in accordance with the Water and Sewer Financial Assistance Act. Provides that the costs of a financial assistance program offered by a water or sewer utility shall be reimbursed from the Water and Sewer Low-Income Assistance Fund. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Provides that, in its use of federal funds under the Act, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity may not cause a disproportionate share of those federal funds to benefit customers of water or sewer providers that do not assess the Water and Sewer Assistance Charge.

DateChamber Action
  1/29/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  2/8/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/8/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/2/2021HouseAssigned to Public Utilities Committee
  3/22/2021HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Public Utilities Committee; 024-001-000
  4/8/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/13/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  4/13/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/14/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  4/14/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/14/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/14/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K. Smith
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Rita
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  4/20/2021HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  4/21/2021HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 117-000-000
  4/21/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Anthony DeLuca
  4/21/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  4/21/2021SenateArrive in Senate
  4/21/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 22, 2021
  4/22/2021SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
  4/22/2021SenateFirst Reading
  4/22/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/22/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  4/26/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
  4/27/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Patrick J. Joyce
  4/27/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
  4/28/2021SenateAssigned to Energy and Public Utilities
  4/29/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  4/30/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muñoz
  5/5/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Celina Villanueva
  5/6/2021SenatePostponed - Energy and Public Utilities

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