Bill Status of HB5202 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: UTIL-PUBLIC CONVENIENCE CERT
Rep. Sonya M. Harper, Jehan Gordon-Booth, Kambium Buckner and LaToya Greenwood
| 2/18/2022||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Public Utilities Act. Provides that no land or personal property of any landowner shall be taken or infringed upon by eminent domain, easement, or other mechanism for the installation of any infrastructure for the distribution of natural gas that was approved without the express and written consent of the landowner or property owner. Provides that the Illinois Commerce Commission shall cancel any agreement or contract entered into in furtherance of any project if it determines that corrupt or fraudulent practices were engaged in by any individual in creation of the agreement, and the Commission has the authority to inspect and audit accounts and records of any entity relating to the execution and performance of any agreement entered into in furtherance of any project. Provides that to protect the unique natural ecosystem of Pembroke Township, the Commission shall provide public notice in an easily accessible manner of past or pending complaints concerning public safety, health, or the environment involving any individual that is agreeing to contracting to perform work related to construction of any natural gas pipeline. Provides that the natural gas utility prior to construction of natural gas utilities shall submit a compliance filing to the Commission demonstrating that specified preconstruction requirements are satisfied.