Bill Text: IL HB2579 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Amends the Public Utilities Act. Provides that the State may not, rather than shall not, directly prohibit a qualifying electric utility from seeking membership in a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved regional transmission organization of its choosing.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-03-31 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [HB2579 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB2579-Introduced.html


100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
HB2579

Introduced , by Rep. Brandon W. Phelps

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
220 ILCS 5/16-126.1

Amends the Public Utilities Act. Provides that the State may not, rather than shall not, directly prohibit a qualifying electric utility from seeking membership in a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved regional transmission organization of its choosing.
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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 16-126.1 as follows:
6 (220 ILCS 5/16-126.1)
7 Sec. 16-126.1. Regional transmission organization
8memberships. The State may shall not directly or indirectly
9prohibit an electric utility that on December 31, 2005 provided
10electric service to at least 100,000 customers in Illinois from
11membership in a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved
12regional transmission organization of its choosing. Nothing in
13this Section limits any authority the Commission otherwise has
14to regulate that electric utility. This Section ceases to be
15effective on July 1, 2022 unless extended by the General
16Assembly by law.
17(Source: P.A. 95-481, eff. 8-28-07.)
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