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Full Text of SB1645  99th General Assembly




SB1645 EnrolledLRB099 07238 HAF 27338 b

1    AN ACT concerning regulation.
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 adding
5Section 8-201.6 as follows:
6    (220 ILCS 5/8-201.6 new)
7    Sec. 8-201.6. Deferral of deposit; victims of domestic
8violence. For the purposes of this Section, "domestic violence"
9means abuse by a family or household member, as "abuse" and
10"family or household members" are defined in Section 103 of the
11Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986.
12    A utility shall defer the utility's initial credit and
13deposit requirements for a period of 60 days for a residential
14customer or applicant who is a victim of domestic violence. To
15be eligible for the deferral under this Section, the domestic
16violence must (1) have been the basis for the issuance of an
17order of protection or (2) be certified by treating medical
18personnel, law enforcement personnel, a State's Attorney, the
19Attorney General, or a domestic violence shelter. The
20certification letter must be printed on the certifying entity's
21letterhead or accompanied by a letter on the certifying
22entity's letterhead that identifies the certifying individual.