UTILITIES-ALTERNATIVE GAS SUPP
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Public Utilities Act. Makes a technical change in a
Section concerning customer information centers.
FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (Illinois Commerce Commission)
HB 4667, as amended by H-am 1, will impose some additional
costs to the Commerce Commission associated with handling
customer complaints, exercising regulatory jurisdiction over
new Alternative Gas Supplier entities, meeting the consumer
education requirements, and reporting requirements. However,
while these additional costs cannot be quantified at this
time, they are not expected to be substantial.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes reference to:
220 ILCS 5/16-123
Adds reference to:
220 ILCS 5/19-105
220 ILCS 5/19-110
220 ILCS 5/19-115
220 ILCS 5/19-120
220 ILCS 5/19-125 new
220 ILCS 5/19-130 new
220 ILCS 5/19-135 new
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the
Alternative Gas Supplier Law Article of the Public Utilities Act.
Expands the scope of the Law to cover small commercial customers.
Requires billing statements to specify amount of gas consumption,
service charges and taxes. Requires the Commerce Commission to make
available to the public information regarding alternative gas
suppliers and guidelines for selection. Requires the Commerce
Commission to make annual reports to the Governor and General Assembly
regarding natural gas markets in Illinois. Effective immediately.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Adds reference to:
220 ILCS 5/7-208 new
220 ILCS 5/7-209 new
Amends the Public Utilities Act. Provides that a HVAC affiliate
of a gas utility must disclose in its advertising that it is an
affiliate of a gas utility, that it is not regulated by the Commerce
Commission, and that customers of the gas utility are not required to
purchase products or services from the affiliate in order to receive
services from the gas utility. Prohibits employees of a gas utility
from marketing services of a HVAC affiliate when responding to service
calls relating to services provided by the gas utility under tariffs
on file with the Commerce Commission.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Provides that the Public Utilities Act does not diminish the
powers of the State's Attorneys or the Attorney General under the
Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0852
Last action date: AUG-26-2002
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 2
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