PUB UTIL-QUAL SOL WST ENGY FAC
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Public Utilities Act. Provides that qualified solid
waste energy facilities that use solid waste to generate energy must
include equipment designed to separate at least 20% by weight of
recyclable materials from the solid waste and must comply with air
emission limits set by the Environmental Protection Agency. Sets forth
the purchase rate for electricity under long-term contracts between
electric utilities and qualified solid waste energy facilities, other
than facilities using landfill-generated methane for fuel, and sets
forth exceptions to the rate. Provides that the long-term contracts
shall apply to electricity generated by a facility on or after January
1, 1997. Limits the application of the purchase rate provisions to
qualified facilities that met certain standards before January 1,
1997. Establishes requirements for the manner in which a qualified
facility shall reimburse the Public Utility Fund. Provides for a
statutory lien on a qualified facility in favor of the Fund on the
reimbursement commencement date. Effective immediately.
FISCAL NOTE (EPA)
HB 1309 would have no fiscal impact on EPA.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Adds reference to:
30 ILCS 105/5.449 new
Further amends the Public Utilities Act to provide that long-term
contracts between electric utilities and facilities that use solid
waste as a fuel to generate energy, and not facilities fueled by
landfill-generated methane, shall cover electricity generated on and
after January 1, 1997. Provides that facilities that use solid waste
as a fuel to generate energy shall pay 5% of the tax credit received
by the public utility, pursuant to the Act's requirement that the
utility purchase electricity from the facility, to the Technology
Education Fund to establish physical science education programs.
Amends the State Finance Act to add the Technology Education Fund.
FISCAL NOTE (Ill. Commerce Comm.)
Estimated subsidy to these plants alone would be at least $92.0
million for the period FY 1998-2001.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE
HB1309 fails to create a State mandate.
Last action on Bill: THIRD READING/STANDARD DEBATE/LOST 043-066-000
Last action date: 97-04-17
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
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