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 Bill Status of SB2660  102nd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr. - Kwame Raoul, John O. Jones and Deanna Demuzio

House Sponsors
(Rep. Dan Reitz - John D. Cavaletto - Ed Sullivan, Jr. - Michael G. Connelly - Dennis M. Reboletti, John D'Amico, Michael J. Carberry, Luis Arroyo, Jack McGuire, Joseph M. Lyons, Jay C. Hoffman, John E. Bradley, Brandon W. Phelps, Angelo Saviano, Patrick J. Verschoore, Michael K. Smith, Thomas Holbrook, Frank J. Mautino, Daniel V. Beiser and Mike Bost)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/28/2010SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-1364

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
220 ILCS 5/1-101from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 1-101

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Public Utilities Act. Makes a technical change in the short title Section.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
220 ILCS 5/1-101from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 9-101
Adds reference to:
220 ILCS 5/9-220from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 9-220

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Public Utilities Act. Provides that any Illinois gas utility may enter into a contract for up to 10 years (instead of 20 years) of supply with any company for the purchase of substitute natural gas (SNG) produced from coal through the gasification process if the company has commenced construction of a coal gasification facility by July 1, 2012 in Jefferson County and commencement of construction shall mean that material physical site work has occurred, such as site clearing and excavation, water runoff prevention, water retention reservoir preparation, or foundation development (instead of July 1, 2010). Specifies the requirements for a contract. Provides that the Attorney General, on behalf of the people of the State, may specifically enforce the requirements of the contract. Specifies that all contract costs for SNG incurred by any utility are reasonable and prudent and recoverable through the purchased gas adjustment clause and are not subject to review or disallowance by the Illinois Commerce Commission. Adds provisions concerning the permissibility of purchased gas adjustment clauses. Provides that with respect to each contract entered into by the company with an Illinois utility in accordance with specified terms, within 60 days following the completion of purchases of SNG, the Illinois Finance Authority shall conduct an analysis to determine specified information. Provides that the State authorizes the Illinois Finance Authority to issue bonds to the maximum extent permitted to finance coal gasification facilities described in the Act. Adds provisions concerning actions that shall be taken by the State, Commission, and Illinois Finance Authority with respect to SNG contracts. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Limits the provisions concerning contracts for the purchase of substitute natural gas produced from coal through the gasification process to contracts entered into on or before March 31, 2011. Makes changes concerning costs that are recoverable under a SNG contract. Provides that any order issued by the State requiring or authorizing the discontinuation of the merchant function, defined as the purchase and sale of natural gas by an Illinois gas utility for the ultimate consumer in its service territory, shall include provisions necessary to prevent the impairment of the value of any contract over its full term. Makes changes in provisions concerning the Illinois Power Agency's analysis of the average contract cost and the average natural gas purchase cost. Removes provisions that providing that the State will not take or permit action to be taken to impair contracts. Makes other changes.

DateChamber Action
  1/28/2010SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. John J. Cullerton
  1/28/2010SenateFirst Reading
  1/28/2010SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/25/2010SenateAssigned to Executive
  3/8/2010SenateDo Pass Executive; 009-000-000
  3/8/2010SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 9, 2010
  3/16/2010SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr.
  3/16/2010SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr.
  3/16/2010SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/16/2010SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Mike Jacobs
  3/17/2010SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Energy
  3/17/2010SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John O. Jones
  3/17/2010SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Energy; 009-004-002
  3/17/2010SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr.
  3/17/2010SenateSecond Reading
  3/17/2010SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Clayborne
  3/17/2010SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 18, 2010
  3/18/2010SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Deanna Demuzio
  3/18/2010SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kwame Raoul
  3/18/2010SenateThird Reading - Passed; 050-000-000
  3/18/2010HouseArrived in House
  3/18/2010HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Renée Kosel
  3/18/2010HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/18/2010HouseFirst Reading
  3/18/2010HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/19/2010HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. John D. Cavaletto
  4/13/2010HouseAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Dan Reitz
  4/20/2010HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ed Sullivan, Jr.
  4/20/2010HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael G. Connelly
  4/20/2010HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dennis M. Reboletti
  4/20/2010HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. John D'Amico
  4/20/2010HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Carberry
  4/20/2010HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Luis Arroyo
  4/20/2010HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack McGuire
  4/20/2010HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Joseph M. Lyons
  4/20/2010HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay C. Hoffman
  4/21/2010HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. John E. Bradley
  4/21/2010HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  4/21/2010HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Angelo Saviano
  4/21/2010HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick J. Verschoore
  4/21/2010HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael K. Smith
  4/21/2010HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Holbrook
  4/21/2010HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Frank J. Mautino
  4/21/2010HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel V. Beiser
  4/21/2010HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Bost
  4/27/2010HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 7, 2010
  4/27/2010HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  5/5/2010HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Executive Committee
  5/5/2010HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Executive Committee; by Voice Vote
  5/5/2010HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Executive Committee; 011-000-000
  5/5/2010HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/5/2010HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/5/2010HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/6/2010HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 099-017-000
  5/6/2010SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1
  5/6/2010SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1 - May 6, 2010
  5/6/2010SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr.
  5/6/2010SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/6/2010SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Energy
  5/6/2010SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Energy; 011-000-000
  5/6/2010SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 057-000-000
  5/6/2010SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/4/2010SenateSent to the Governor
  7/28/2010SenateGovernor Approved
  7/28/2010SenateEffective Date July 28, 2010
  7/28/2010SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-1364

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