DART-RONEN-KOSEL-ACEVEDO, LYONS,JOSEPH, SCHAKOWSKY, SILVA,
FEIGENHOLTZ, MCKEON, FRITCHEY, BUGIELSKI, GILES,
MOORE,EUGENE, PUGH, BURKE, DAVIS,MONIQUE, FLOWERS,
KENNER, TURNER,ART, FANTIN, CURRIE AND CAPPARELLI.
PUB UTIL-POWER SURGE DAMAGES
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Public Utilities Act in relation to power
interruptions and surges. Provides that in the event of power
failures that total more than 4 hours in any 30 day period, electric
public utilities must waive the monthly fixed fee to customers,
compensate customers for damages incurred because of the failure, and
reimburse governmental units for emergency and contingency expenses
incurred. Requires compensation to customers for damages caused by
power surges. Imposes certain recordkeeping requirements on all
FISCAL NOTE (Ill. Commerce Commerce)
HB43 could cause an increased administrative burden on ICC, for
which no fiscal estimate can be made at this time.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that remedies must be sought through the Illinois
Commerce Commission. Limits damages to the lesser of actual damages
and costs or $5,000. Adds immediate effective date.
HOME RULE NOTE, H-AM 1
HB 43, amended by H-am 1, does not preempt home rule authority.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 99-01-12
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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