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 Bill Status of HB4973  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  UTILITIES-ALTERNATIVE SUPPLIER

House Sponsors
Rep. Eva Dina Delgado - Michael J. Zalewski

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Cristina Castro)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/27/2022HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0958

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
220 ILCS 5/16-115
220 ILCS 5/16-115B
220 ILCS 5/16-115C
220 ILCS 5/19-110
815 ILCS 505/2EE
815 ILCS 505/2DDD


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Public Utilities Act. Provides that a certificate of service authority granted to an alternative retail electric supplier or alternative gas supplier or a license granted to an agent, broker, or consultant engaged in the procurement or sale of retail electricity supply for third parties is not property and the grant of a certificate or license does not create a property interest. Makes changes in provisions concerning certification of alternative retail electric suppliers; Illinois Commerce Commission oversight of services provided by alternative retail electric suppliers; licensure of agents, brokers, and consultants engaged in the procurement or sale of retail electricity supply for third parties; and certification of alternative gas suppliers. Amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Provides that if the Commission finds that an alternative retail electric supplier has violated specified provisions, it may require a violating alternative retail electric supplier to pay a fine of up to $10,000 (rather than $1,000) into the Public Utility Fund for each violation (rather than each repeated and intentional violation) or, for a pattern of violation or for violations that continue after a cease and desist order (rather than intentionally violating a cease and desist order), revoke the violating alternative retail electric supplier's certificate of service authority. Provides that complaints may be filed with the Commission by a consumer, or by the Commission on its own motion, when it appears that an alternative retail gas supplier has provided service in a manner not in compliance with specified provisions. Provides for actions that the Commission may take if, after notice and hearing, the Commission finds that an alternative retail gas supplier has violated specified provisions.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
220 ILCS 5/19-120

Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of the engrossed bill, and makes the following changes. Provides that the bonds issued to an applicant for a certificate of alternative retail electric supplier and an alternative gas supplier may be drawn upon in whole or in part to satisfy any penalties imposed by the Commission pursuant to provisions concerning Illinois Commerce Commission oversight of services provided by alternative retail electric suppliers for a violation of the applicant's duties or obligations except that the total amount of claims and penalties against the bond shall not exceed the penal sum of the bond and shall not include any consequential or punitive damages. Provides that the Commission shall have jurisdiction in accordance with the provisions of concerning proceedings before the Commission and the courts of the Public Utilities Act to entertain and dispose of any complaint made by the Commission, on its own motion, or by any person or corporation, chamber of commerce, board of trade, or any industrial, commercial, mercantile, agricultural or manufacturing society, or any body politic or municipal corporation (rather than an individual consumer) against any alternative retail electric supplier and an alternative gas supplier. Provides that the provisions concerning certification of alternative retail electric suppliers and alternative gas suppliers do not diminish the existing rights of a certificate holder to notice and hearing as proscribed by the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act and in rules adopted by the Commission.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Makes technical changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/26/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Eva Dina Delgado
  1/27/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/27/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/9/2022HouseAssigned to Public Utilities Committee
  2/15/2022HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Public Utilities Committee; 022-000-000
  2/16/2022HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/2/2022HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/2/2022HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/3/2022HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 109-000-000
  3/3/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  3/4/2022SenateArrive in Senate
  3/4/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/4/2022SenateFirst Reading
  3/4/2022SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/4/2022SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  3/16/2022SenateAssigned to Energy and Public Utilities
  3/24/2022SenateDo Pass Energy and Public Utilities; 018-000-000
  3/24/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 25, 2022
  3/25/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Cristina Castro
  3/25/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/28/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Energy and Public Utilities
  3/28/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Cristina Castro
  3/28/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  3/29/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Energy and Public Utilities
  3/31/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Energy and Public Utilities; 016-000-000
  3/31/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Energy and Public Utilities; 016-000-000
  3/31/2022SenateSecond Reading
  3/31/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Castro
  3/31/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Castro
  3/31/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 1, 2022
  4/1/2022SenateThird Reading - Passed; 054-000-000
  4/1/2022HouseArrived in House
  4/1/2022HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1, 2
  4/5/2022HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Eva Dina Delgado
  4/5/2022HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Eva Dina Delgado
  4/5/2022HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  4/5/2022HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  4/5/2022HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Public Utilities Committee
  4/5/2022HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Public Utilities Committee
  4/6/2022HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Public Utilities Committee; 021-000-000
  4/6/2022HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Public Utilities Committee; 021-000-000
  4/7/2022HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 111-000-001
  4/7/2022HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 House Concurs 111-000-001
  4/7/2022HouseHouse Concurs
  4/7/2022HousePassed Both Houses
  5/6/2022HouseSent to the Governor
  5/27/2022HouseGovernor Approved
  5/27/2022HouseEffective Date January 1, 2023
  5/27/2022HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0958

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