Bill Text: IL HB0720 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Amends the Public Utilities Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning termination notices.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-12 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [HB0720 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-HB0720-Introduced.html


101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
HB0720

Introduced , by Rep. Michael J. Madigan

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
220 ILCS 5/8-202 from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 8-202

Amends the Public Utilities Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning termination notices.
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A BILL FOR

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1 AN ACT concerning regulation.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Public Utilities Act is amended by changing
5Section 8-202 as follows:
6 (220 ILCS 5/8-202) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 8-202)
7 Sec. 8-202. Any public utility, or two or more public
8utilities, which furnishes electricity or gas for space heating
9shall, during the the calendar months of November, December,
10January, February, and March:
11 (a) give written notice of its intention to terminate or
12cut off such service or supply for any reason, other than by
13request of the customer, to the customer. Such notice shall be
14sent by U.S. Mail at least 8 days prior to termination of
15service or supply or delivered by other means to the customer 5
16days prior to such termination; and
17 (b) deliver written notice of intention to terminate or cut
18off such service or supply for any reason, other than by
19request of the customer, to the Director of the local
20department of public health or, if there is no local department
21of public health, then to the township supervisor or, if there
22is no township supervisor, then to the county sheriff where the
23premises receiving such service or supply is located; and

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1 (c) send, by certified mail, prior written notice of its
2intention to terminate or cut off such service or supply for
3any reason, other than by request of the customer, to the owner
4of record and/or the mortgagee of the premises receiving such
5service or supply, should the owner of record or mortgagee make
6request to the public utility for any such notice.
7 The notice required by paragraphs (b) and (c) of this
8Section shall be delivered or mailed at least 24 hours and not
9more than 48 hours prior to the termination of service or
10supply.
11 Any termination notice delivered or mailed to a customer
12shall include a statement advising said customer that the
13township supervisor, local department of public health, or
14county sheriff, and the owner and/or the mortgagee, if
15applicable, will be notified of the termination action at least
1624 hours prior to the termination of service or supply.
17 Nothing in this Act shall be construed to limit the power
18of the Commission to adopt other rules and regulations pursuant
19to service termination notices.
20 No public official to whom notice is given pursuant to
21subparagraph (b) of this Section shall be liable for death,
22injury or damages resulting from cut-off of electricity or gas
23service or supply.
24(Source: P.A. 84-617.)
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