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 Bill Status of HB5546  103rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Lawrence "Larry" Walsh, Jr. - Marcus C. Evans, Jr. - Christopher "C.D." Davidsmeyer - Lance Yednock - Ann M. Williams, Aaron M. Ortiz, Jay Hoffman, Eva-Dina Delgado, Natalie A. Manley, Norine K. Hammond, Dan Swanson, Wayne A Rosenthal, Ryan Spain, Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar, Dan Ugaste, Nicholas K. Smith, Katie Stuart, Harry Benton, Mary Gill, Mark L. Walker, Dave Vella, Jeff Keicher, Matt Hanson, Martin J. Moylan, Anthony DeLuca, Martin McLaughlin, Dave Severin, Bradley Fritts, Tony M. McCombie and Robert "Bob" Rita

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Michael E. Hastings - Christopher Belt - Sue Rezin - Steve Stadelman, Dale Fowler, Meg Loughran Cappel, Napoleon Harris, III, Mike Porfirio, Linda Holmes, Patrick J. Joyce, Paul Faraci, Suzy Glowiak Hilton and Sally J. Turner)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/1/2024HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 103-0614

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
220 ILCS 50/1from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 1601
220 ILCS 50/2from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 1602
220 ILCS 50/3from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 1603
220 ILCS 50/4from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 1604
220 ILCS 50/4.1 new
220 ILCS 50/5.1 new
220 ILCS 50/5.2 new
220 ILCS 50/5.3 new
220 ILCS 50/5.4 new
220 ILCS 50/6from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 1606
220 ILCS 50/7from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 1607
220 ILCS 50/7.5 new
220 ILCS 50/8from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 1608
220 ILCS 50/9from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 1609
220 ILCS 50/10from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 1610
220 ILCS 50/11from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 1611
220 ILCS 50/11.3
220 ILCS 50/11.5
220 ILCS 50/12from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 1612
220 ILCS 50/13from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 1613
220 ILCS 50/14from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 1614
220 ILCS 50/2.1 rep.
220 ILCS 50/2.1.3 rep.
220 ILCS 50/2.1.4 rep.
220 ILCS 50/2.1.5 rep.
220 ILCS 50/2.1.6 rep.
220 ILCS 50/2.1.9 rep.
220 ILCS 50/2.1.10 rep.
220 ILCS 50/2.2 rep.
220 ILCS 50/2.3 rep.
220 ILCS 50/2.4 rep.
220 ILCS 50/2.5 rep.
220 ILCS 50/2.6 rep.
220 ILCS 50/2.7 rep.
220 ILCS 50/2.8 rep.
220 ILCS 50/2.9 rep.
220 ILCS 50/2.10 rep.
220 ILCS 50/2.11 rep.
220 ILCS 50/5 rep.

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Underground Utility Facilities Damage Prevention Act. Removes references to the State-Wide One-Call Notice System and replaces it with JULIE, Inc. Sets forth additional definitions. Provides that owners or operators of underground utility facilities are required to be members of JULIE. Sets forth requirements for excavators engaging in nonemergency excavation or demolition. Sets forth notice requirements prior to engaging in the excavation or demolition. Provides that underground utility facility owners or operators may request to be present when excavation occurs when there is a critical facility within a proposed excavation area and excavators shall comply with a request to be present during excavation. Creates the positive response system to be implemented by January 1, 2026. Provides that excavators and facility owners or operators shall use the positive response system to send and respond to required notices. Sets forth required response times in various circumstances. Provides that facility owners or operators shall respond to a valid planning design request and the requirements for the response. Provides for joint meet notifications and sets forth responsibilities of excavators and facility owners or operators for a joint meet. Provides that any county or the State that has shared geographic information system data with any other not-for-profit or agency shall share the information with JULIE. Sets forth requirements for emergency excavation or demolition circumstances. Sets forth liability for damage or dislocation of a facility. Makes other changes. Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes. Provides that, beginning January 1, 2025, all parties submitting alleged violations to the Illinois Commerce Commission shall use the forms provided and shall submit no later than 65 days after the discovery of the alleged violation. Provides that, beginning July 1, 2025, the Illinois Commerce Commission shall provide for public review a monthly report listing all of the submitted alleged violations reports it received in the prior month. Makes changes in provisions concerning watch and protect; planning design requests; joint meet notifications; emergency excavation or demolition; records of notice and marking of facilities; and penalties and liability. Defines terms. Effective January 1, 2025.

DateChamber Action
  2/9/2024HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Lawrence "Larry" Walsh, Jr.
  2/9/2024HouseFirst Reading
  2/9/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/28/2024HouseAssigned to Public Utilities Committee
  4/2/2024HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Public Utilities Committee; 016-001-000
  4/3/2024HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/16/2024HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Lawrence "Larry" Walsh, Jr.
  4/16/2024HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/17/2024HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  4/17/2024HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Christopher "C.D." Davidsmeyer
  4/17/2024HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lance Yednock
  4/17/2024HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  4/17/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
  4/17/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
  4/17/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Eva-Dina Delgado
  4/17/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  4/17/2024HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Public Utilities Committee
  4/17/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  4/17/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Swanson
  4/17/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Wayne A Rosenthal
  4/17/2024HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/17/2024HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/18/2024HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Public Utilities Committee; 025-000-000
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ryan Spain
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Ugaste
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K. Smith
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry Benton
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary Gill
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark L. Walker
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Vella
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jeff Keicher
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Matt Hanson
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anthony DeLuca
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin McLaughlin
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Severin
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Bradley Fritts
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Tony M. McCombie
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert "Bob" Rita
  4/19/2024HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/19/2024HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/19/2024HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 098-000-000
  4/24/2024SenateArrive in Senate
  4/24/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/24/2024SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  4/24/2024SenateFirst Reading
  4/24/2024SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/30/2024SenateAssigned to Energy and Public Utilities
  4/30/2024SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 10, 2024
  5/8/2024SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale Fowler
  5/8/2024SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Meg Loughran Cappel
  5/8/2024SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
  5/8/2024SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
  5/9/2024SenateDo Pass Energy and Public Utilities; 010-000-000
  5/9/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 14, 2024
  5/9/2024SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Sue Rezin
  5/9/2024SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Steve Stadelman
  5/9/2024SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Porfirio
  5/9/2024SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  5/9/2024SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Patrick J. Joyce
  5/9/2024SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Paul Faraci
  5/9/2024SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Suzy Glowiak Hilton
  5/15/2024SenateSecond Reading
  5/15/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/15/2024SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Sally J. Turner
  5/16/2024SenateThird Reading - Passed; 059-000-000
  5/16/2024HousePassed Both Houses
  6/13/2024HouseSent to the Governor
  7/1/2024HouseGovernor Approved
  7/1/2024HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 103-0614
  7/1/2024HouseEffective Date January 1, 2025

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