Rep. Deborah L. Graham

Filed: 3/8/2007





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 318, AS AMENDED, by
3 replacing everything after the enacting clause with the
4 following:
5     "Section 5. The Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business
6 Practices Act is amended by changing Section 2HH as follows:
7     (815 ILCS 505/2HH)
8     Sec. 2HH. Billing and collection practices of utility
9 electric service providers. Each person selling generation,
10 transmission, distribution, metering, or billing of any
11 utility electric service shall display the name, the toll-free
12 telephone number of such service provider, and a description of
13 the services provided on all bills submitted to subscribers of
14 such services. All personal information relating to the
15 subscriber of generation, transmission, distribution,
16 metering, or billing of any utility electric service shall be



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1 maintained by the service providers solely for the purpose of
2 generating the bill for such services, and shall not be
3 divulged to any other persons with the exception of credit
4 bureaus, collection agencies, and persons licensed to market
5 utility services electric service in the State of Illinois,
6 without the written consent of the subscriber. Credit bureaus
7 that receive personal consumer information from a utility
8 service provider may not use that information to determine
9 credit scores.
10 (Source: P.A. 90-561, eff. 12-16-97.)".