102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 1/29/2021, by Rep. Sam Yingling
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Service Obligations and Conditions Article of the Public
Utilities Act. Requires a public utility to make a good faith effort to
provide notice to a consumer through email or U.S. mail before assigning an
account to a collection agency for non-payment of an outstanding bill.
Effective January 1, 2022.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning regulation.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Public Utilities Act is amended by adding
Section 8-209.5 as follows:
(220 ILCS 5/8-209.5 new)
Collection agency notice.
Before a public
utility assigns an account to a collection agency for
non-payment of an outstanding utility bill, the public utility
shall make a good faith effort to provide written notice of the
assignment to the consumer through email or U.S. mail.
This Act takes effect January