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 Bill Status of SB1598  102nd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins, Kimberly A. Lightford and Robert Peters

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/16/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
305 ILCS 20/6from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 1406
305 ILCS 20/13
305 ILCS 20/18
305 ILCS 20/20 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Energy Assistance Act. Provides that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity may not set the annual eligibility level for energy assistance higher than 60% of the State median income as established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Requires the Department to ensure that households with children under the age of 6 years old are offered a priority application period. Provides that the Supplemental Low-Income Energy Assistance Fund is not subject to sweeps, administrative charge-backs, or any other fiscal or budgetary maneuver that would in any way transfer any amounts from the Supplemental Low-Income Energy Assistance Fund into any other fund of the State. Contains provisions concerning certain unspent funds being utilized for weatherization expenses; allowances to Local Administrative Agencies for administrative expenses; incremental changes to the monthly energy assistance charges billed to utility customers; Department reports on monies collected and allocated to utilities for implementation of their Percentage of Income Payment Plans; and other matters. Provides that all energy assistance programs under the Act shall be available to eligible residents regardless of immigration status.

DateChamber Action
  2/26/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  2/26/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/26/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/9/2021SenateAssigned to Energy and Public Utilities
  3/26/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  3/30/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
  4/16/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

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