Bill Text: IL HB4118 | 2023-2024 | 103rd General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Amends the Public Utilities Act. Provides that no electric or gas public utility shall disconnect service for nonpayment of a bill or deposit to any residential customer or master metered apartment building if gas or electricity is used as the primary source of space heating or is used to control or operate the primary source of space heating equipment at the premises and the customer has provided documentation that he or she is applying for grants or financial resources to pay the utility bill until 75 days after the customer provides documented proof of the grant or financial resource application. Provides that during the grace period the electric or gas public utility shall waive any late fees. Provides that an electric or gas public utility is not required to provide a grace period for a 12-month period after the conclusion of the preceding grace period.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2024-02-06 - House Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee [HB4118 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2023-HB4118-Introduced.html


103RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2023 and 2024
HB4118

Introduced , by Rep. Maurice A. West, II

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
220 ILCS 5/8-206.5 new

Amends the Public Utilities Act. Provides that no electric or gas public utility shall disconnect service for nonpayment of a bill or deposit to any residential customer or master metered apartment building if gas or electricity is used as the primary source of space heating or is used to control or operate the primary source of space heating equipment at the premises and the customer has provided documentation that he or she is applying for grants or financial resources to pay the utility bill until 75 days after the customer provides documented proof of the grant or financial resource application. Provides that during the grace period the electric or gas public utility shall waive any late fees. Provides that an electric or gas public utility is not required to provide a grace period for a 12-month period after the conclusion of the preceding grace period.
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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 adding
5Section 8-206.5 as follows:
6 (220 ILCS 5/8-206.5 new)
7 Sec. 8-206.5. Financial resources and termination for
8nonpayment.
9 (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, no
10electric or gas public utility shall disconnect service for
11nonpayment of a bill or deposit to any residential customer or
12master metered apartment building if gas or electricity is
13used as the primary source of space heating or is used to
14control or operate the primary source of space heating
15equipment at the premises and the customer has provided
16documentation that he or she is applying for grants or
17financial resources to pay the utility bill until 75 days
18after the customer provides documented proof of the grant or
19financial resource application.
20 (b) During the grace period described in subsection (a)
21the electric or gas public utility shall waive any late fees.
22 (c) An electric or gas public utility is not required to
23provide a grace period described in subsection (a) for a

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112-month period after the conclusion of the preceding grace
2period.
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