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Public Act 094-0735




Public Act 094-0735
HB4419 Enrolled LRB094 17136 MKM 52424 b

    AN ACT concerning regulation.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Public Utilities Act is amended by changing
Section 4-101 as follows:
    (220 ILCS 5/4-101)  (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 4-101)
    Sec. 4-101. The Commerce Commission shall have general
supervision of all public utilities, except as otherwise
provided in this Act, shall inquire into the management of the
business thereof and shall keep itself informed as to the
manner and method in which the business is conducted. It shall
examine those public utilities and keep informed as to their
general condition, their franchises, capitalization, rates and
other charges, and the manner in which their plants, equipment
and other property owned, leased, controlled or operated are
managed, conducted and operated, not only with respect to the
adequacy, security and accommodation afforded by their service
but also with respect to their compliance with this Act and any
other law, with the orders of the Commission and with the
charter and franchise requirements.
    Whenever the Commission is authorized or required by law to
consider some aspect of criminal history record information for
the purpose of carrying out its statutory powers and
responsibilities, then, upon request and payment of fees in
conformance with the requirements of Section 2605-400 of the
Department of State Police Law (20 ILCS 2605/2605-400), the
Department of State Police is authorized to furnish, pursuant
to positive identification, such information contained in
State files as is necessary to fulfill the request.
    The Commission shall require all electric public utilities
to establish a security policy that includes on-site safeguards
to restrict physical or electronic access to critical
infrastructure and computerized control and data systems by
personnel employed by or under contract with the electric
public utility company or by personnel of any entity regulated
by the Commission that supplies power to wholesale or
residential markets. The Commission shall maintain a record of
and each regulated entity that supplies power to wholesale or
residential markets shall provide to the Commission an annual
affidavit signed by a representative of the regulated entity
that states: that the entity follows, at a minimum, the most
current security standards set forth by the North American
Electric Reliability Council.
        (1) that the entity has a security policy in place;
        (2) that the entity has conducted at least one practice
    exercise based on the security policy within the 12 months
    immediately preceding the date of the affidavit; and
        (3) with respect to any entity that is an electric
    public utility, that the entity follows, at a minimum, the
    most current security standards set forth by the North
    American Electric Reliability Council.
(Source: P.A. 94-480, eff. 1-1-06.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 05/01/2006