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 Bill Status of HB3711  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  LIHEAP-ENERGY ASSISTANCE

House Sponsors
Rep. Barbara Hernandez - Delia C. Ramirez

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/19/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
  2/22/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/22/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/24/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  2/24/2021HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  3/16/2021HouseAssigned to Public Utilities Committee
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  5/4/2021HouseChief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  5/4/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez

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