Comments: IL HB5008 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Public Utilities Act. Adds provisions concerning pricing of water assets, meaning a for profit water utility or water distribution company and its tangible and intangible properties, by an Illinois governmental purchaser. Provides that the determination of value or price for the purchase or acquisition of water assets by the Illinois governmental purchaser: may not distinguish, penalize, or increase the value or price to be paid by an Illinois governmental purchaser based on specified characteristics of the purchaser; or may not use as a factor any excess of replacement cost new minus depreciation over the value of price based on fair market value of the water assets, as determined by what a willing buyer in the private sector would value, price, or pay for the water assets. Provides for application of the provisions to contracts already in place. Contains a severability clause. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-05-10 - Motion Withdrawn Rep. Ryan Spain [HB5008 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

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