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 Bill Status of SB0050  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  UTILITIES-GAS COOPERATIVE

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Rachelle Crowe and Steve McClure

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/30/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
220 ILCS 5/3-105from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 3-105


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Public Utilities Act. Changes the definition of "public utility" to exclude commercial natural gas cooperatives. Provides that for a commercial natural gas cooperative to qualify and be recognized by the Illinois Commerce Commission, the properties that receive retail natural gas service from each commercial natural gas cooperative: (i) shall not have a public utility-owned natural gas transportation pipeline located within the properties at the time of commencement of service; (ii) shall comprise of not less than 500 acres and not more than 2,500 acres, which territory does not need to be contiguous; and (iii) shall be used exclusively for non-residential purposes. Effective July 1, 2021.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds a requirement that for a commercial natural gas cooperative to qualify and be recognized by the Illinois Commerce Commission, the properties that receive retail natural gas service from each commercial natural gas cooperative must be located in a county that has a population of not more than 300,000 people and that borders the Mississippi River or is contiguous to any such county and has a population of between 10,000 and 50,000 people.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/29/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Rachelle Crowe
  1/29/2021SenateFirst Reading
  1/29/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/9/2021SenateAssigned to Energy and Public Utilities
  3/24/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Steve McClure
  4/9/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Rachelle Crowe
  4/9/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/13/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Energy and Public Utilities
  4/15/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/15/2021SenateDo Pass as Amended Energy and Public Utilities; 016-000-000
  4/15/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 20, 2021
  4/20/2021SenateSecond Reading
  4/20/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 21, 2021
  4/23/2021SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As April 30, 2021
  4/30/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

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