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 Bill Status of HB5546  103rd General Assembly


Short Description:  JULIE-POSITIVE RESPONSE SYSTEM

House Sponsors
Rep. Lawrence "Larry" Walsh, Jr.

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/3/2024HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
220 ILCS 50/1from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 1601
220 ILCS 50/2from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 1602
220 ILCS 50/3from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 1603
220 ILCS 50/4from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 1604
220 ILCS 50/4.1 new
220 ILCS 50/5.1 new
220 ILCS 50/5.2 new
220 ILCS 50/5.3 new
220 ILCS 50/5.4 new
220 ILCS 50/6from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 1606
220 ILCS 50/7from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 1607
220 ILCS 50/7.5 new
220 ILCS 50/8from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 1608
220 ILCS 50/9from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 1609
220 ILCS 50/10from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 1610
220 ILCS 50/11from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 1611
220 ILCS 50/11.3
220 ILCS 50/11.5
220 ILCS 50/12from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 1612
220 ILCS 50/13from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 1613
220 ILCS 50/14from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 1614
220 ILCS 50/2.1 rep.
220 ILCS 50/2.1.3 rep.
220 ILCS 50/2.1.4 rep.
220 ILCS 50/2.1.5 rep.
220 ILCS 50/2.1.6 rep.
220 ILCS 50/2.1.9 rep.
220 ILCS 50/2.1.10 rep.
220 ILCS 50/2.2 rep.
220 ILCS 50/2.3 rep.
220 ILCS 50/2.4 rep.
220 ILCS 50/2.5 rep.
220 ILCS 50/2.6 rep.
220 ILCS 50/2.7 rep.
220 ILCS 50/2.8 rep.
220 ILCS 50/2.9 rep.
220 ILCS 50/2.10 rep.
220 ILCS 50/2.11 rep.
220 ILCS 50/5 rep.


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Underground Utility Facilities Damage Prevention Act. Removes references to the State-Wide One-Call Notice System and replaces it with JULIE, Inc. Sets forth additional definitions. Provides that owners or operators of underground utility facilities are required to be members of JULIE. Sets forth requirements for excavators engaging in nonemergency excavation or demolition. Sets forth notice requirements prior to engaging in the excavation or demolition. Provides that underground utility facility owners or operators may request to be present when excavation occurs when there is a critical facility within a proposed excavation area and excavators shall comply with a request to be present during excavation. Creates the positive response system to be implemented by January 1, 2026. Provides that excavators and facility owners or operators shall use the positive response system to send and respond to required notices. Sets forth required response times in various circumstances. Provides that facility owners or operators shall respond to a valid planning design request and the requirements for the response. Provides for joint meet notifications and sets forth responsibilities of excavators and facility owners or operators for a joint meet. Provides that any county or the State that has shared geographic information system data with any other not-for-profit or agency shall share the information with JULIE. Sets forth requirements for emergency excavation or demolition circumstances. Sets forth liability for damage or dislocation of a facility. Makes other changes. Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2024HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Lawrence "Larry" Walsh, Jr.
  2/9/2024HouseFirst Reading
  2/9/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/28/2024HouseAssigned to Public Utilities Committee
  4/2/2024HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Public Utilities Committee; 016-001-000
  4/3/2024HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate

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