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 Bill Status of SB2253  98th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Donne E. Trotter

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
220 ILCS 5/9-201from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 9-201

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Public Utilities Act. Prevents the Commission from approving any increase in rates by a water or sewer service of greater than 15%. Requires these utilities to include notice of any proposed rate change on every bill sent to customers until the rate change is approved or denied. Allows customers who have had their rates increased by over 15% to file a civil action against the utility for damages in which the customers are certified as a class, are granted a rebuttable presumption that any increase in excess of 15% is unjustified, and are entitled to double damages as well as attorney's fees and costs. Entitles customers that have filed a class action against a water or sewer service utility for increasing their rates by over 15% to a temporary restraining order halting collection of the increase until the civil action is resolved.

DateChamber Action
  2/15/2013SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Donne E. Trotter
  2/15/2013SenateFirst Reading
  2/15/2013SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/5/2013SenateAssigned to Energy
  3/14/2013SenatePostponed - Energy
  3/21/2013SenateDo Pass Energy; 011-003-000
  3/21/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 10, 2013
  4/29/2013SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 3, 2013
  5/2/2013SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2013
  8/9/2013SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die

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