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Full Text of SB0684  98th General Assembly



State of Illinois
2013 and 2014


Introduced 1/24/2013, by Sen. John J. Cullerton


220 ILCS 5/9-220.2

    Amends the Public Utilities Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning authorization of water and sewer surcharges by the Illinois Commerce Commission.

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1    AN ACT concerning utilities.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Public Utilities Act is amended by changing
5Section 9-220.2 as follows:
6    (220 ILCS 5/9-220.2)
7    Sec. 9-220.2. Water and sewer surcharges authorized.
8    (a) The The Commission may authorize a water or sewer
9utility to file a surcharge which adjusts rates and charges to
10provide for recovery of (i) the cost of purchased water, (ii)
11the cost of purchased sewage treatment service, (iii) other
12costs which fluctuate for reasons beyond the utility's control
13or are difficult to predict, or (iv) costs associated with an
14investment in qualifying infrastructure plant, independent of
15any other matters related to the utility's revenue requirement.
16A surcharge approved under this Section can operate on an
17historical or a prospective basis.
18    (b) For purposes of this Section, "costs associated with an
19investment in qualifying infrastructure plant" include a
20return on the investment in and depreciation expense related to
21plant items or facilities (including, but not limited to,
22replacement mains, meters, services, and hydrants) which (i)
23are not reflected in the rate base used to establish the



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1utility's base rates and (ii) are non-revenue producing. For
2purposes of this Section, a "non-revenue producing facility" is
3one that is not constructed or installed for the purpose of
4serving a new customer.
5    (c) On a periodic basis, the Commission shall initiate
6hearings to reconcile amounts collected under each surcharge
7authorized pursuant to this Section with the actual prudently
8incurred costs recoverable for each annual period during which
9the surcharge was in effect.
10(Source: P.A. 91-638, eff. 1-1-00.)