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 Bill Status of SB0651  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  ALTERNATIVE ELEC/GAS SUPPLIERS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford - Christopher Belt - Mattie Hunter - Iris Y. Martinez - Laura Ellman, Thomas Cullerton, Cristina Castro, Martin A. Sandoval, Antonio Muñoz, Emil Jones, III, David Koehler, Ram Villivalam, Ann Gillespie, Laura Fine, Laura M. Murphy, Linda Holmes, Jacqueline Y. Collins, Terry Link, Steve Stadelman, Pat McGuire, Robert Peters, Heather A. Steans, Steven M. Landek, Rachelle Crowe, Melinda Bush, Omar Aquino, Bill Cunningham, Elgie R. Sims, Jr., Toi W. Hutchinson, Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Sue Rezin and Patricia Van Pelt

House Sponsors
(Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth - Lawrence Walsh, Jr. - Anna Moeller - Celina Villanueva - Jim Durkin, Robyn Gabel, Gregory Harris, Joyce Mason, Theresa Mah, Elizabeth Hernandez, Kathleen Willis, Emanuel Chris Welch, Kelly M. Cassidy, Camille Y. Lilly, Deb Conroy, La Shawn K. Ford, Marcus C. Evans, Jr., Monica Bristow, Yehiel M. Kalish, Katie Stuart, Rita Mayfield, Will Guzzardi, Lamont J. Robinson, Jr., Mark L. Walker, Justin Slaughter, Barbara Hernandez, Kambium Buckner, Jaime M. Andrade, Jr., Delia C. Ramirez, Sam Yingling, Anne Stava-Murray, Mary E. Flowers, LaToya Greenwood, Arthur Turner, Martin J. Moylan, Terra Costa Howard, Mary Edly-Allen, Sue Scherer, Keith R. Wheeler, Michael D. Unes, Frances Ann Hurley, Nicholas K. Smith, Dan Caulkins, Debbie Meyers-Martin, Norine K. Hammond, Tony McCombie, Michael T. Marron and Andrew S. Chesney)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/27/2019SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0590

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
220 ILCS 5/16-101


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Public Utilities Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title and applicability of the Electric Service Customer Choice and Rate Relief Law of 1997.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Deletes reference to:
220 ILCS 5/16-101
Adds reference to:
220 ILCS 5/16-115A
220 ILCS 5/16-115E new
220 ILCS 5/16-118
220 ILCS 5/16-123
220 ILCS 5/19-115
220 ILCS 5/19-116 new
220 ILCS 5/19-130
220 ILCS 5/19-135
220 ILCS 5/20-110
815 ILCS 505/2EE
815 ILCS 505/2DDD

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Public Utilities Act. Adds additional requirements concerning the obligations of alternative retail electric suppliers and alternative gas suppliers. Provides requirements concerning alternative retail electric and gas supplier utility assistance recipients. Provides additional requirements concerning alternative retail electric and gas supplier utility single billing. Authorizes electric utilities to disclose and furnish specified information to customers concerning supply price and electric power and energy supply rate offers. Provides for additional information concerning electric and gas utilities to be submitted to the Illinois Commerce Commission in specified reports. Provides that the utility electric supply price to compare shall be the sum of the electric supply charge and the transmission services charge and shall not include the purchased electricity adjustment. Amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Provides additional requirements concerning alternative retail electric supplier and alternative gas supplier selection and solicitation of services. Makes other changes.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 3
In marketing materials, requires the price to compare or utility gas supply cost rate beginning on (rather than on) the effective date of the price to compare. Makes grammatical changes in references to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and the Percentage of Income Payment Plan. Provides that an agreement between an alternative retail electric supplier and a consumer who either received financial assistance in the last 12 months from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program or, at the time of enrollment, is participating in the Percentage of Income Payment Plan is void and unenforceable. Requires that alternative gas suppliers submit to the Illinois Commerce Commission and the Office of the Attorney General the rates the retail gas supplier charged to residential customers in the prior year (rather than prior quarter). In provisions requiring alternative gas suppliers to disclose the utility gas supply cost rates per therm price to compare, requires the alternative gas supplier to disclose the date on which the utility gas supply cost rates per therm became effective and the date on which they will expire. Requires that certain written information provided by an alternative retail gas supplier to a customer switching from another supplier shall be provided in a language in which the customer subject to the marketing or solicitation is able to understand and communicate, and the alternative retail gas supplier shall comply with specified provisions of the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Makes changes in provisions concerning alternative retail gas supplier and utility assistance recipients. Makes other changes.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
220 ILCS 5/16-115
220 ILCS 5/16-115A
220 ILCS 5/16-115B
220 ILCS 5/16-115E new
220 ILCS 5/16-118
220 ILCS 5/16-119
220 ILCS 5/16-123
220 ILCS 5/19-110
220 ILCS 5/19-115
220 ILCS 5/19-116 new
220 ILCS 5/19-120
220 ILCS 5/19-130
220 ILCS 5/19-135
220 ILCS 5/20-110
815 ILCS 505/2EE
815 ILCS 505/2DDD

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the engrossed bill with additions and changes. Adds provisions concerning certification of alternative retail electric suppliers and alternative gas suppliers, and provides additional requirements for the granting of a certificate of service authority. Makes changes in provisions concerning the obligations of alternative retail electric suppliers and alternative gas suppliers. Provides additional oversight requirements by the Illinois Commerce Commission of alternative retail electric suppliers and alternative gas suppliers. Makes changes in provisions concerning financial assistance recipients. Provides additional requirements concerning alternative retail electric supplier and alternative gas supplier selection and services. Makes other changes.

House Floor Amendment No. 3
In a Section of the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act relating to alternative retail electric suppliers, limits the disclosure of comparison prices and a related explanatory statement to consumers who are either small commercial retail customers or residential consumer (currently, these disclosures are made to all consumers).

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/31/2019SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. John J. Cullerton
  1/31/2019SenateFirst Reading
  1/31/2019SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/20/2019SenateAssigned to Executive
  3/6/2019SenateDo Pass Executive; 016-000-000
  3/6/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 7, 2019
  3/7/2019SenateSecond Reading
  3/7/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 12, 2019
  3/8/2019SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  3/12/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  3/12/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/13/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Executive
  3/13/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Executive
  3/14/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Re-referred to Assignments
  3/14/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Re-assigned to Energy and Public Utilities
  3/15/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  3/15/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
  3/18/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  3/18/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  3/19/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  3/19/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  3/19/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muñoz
  3/19/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Ellman
  3/20/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  3/21/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Energy and Public Utilities
  3/22/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  3/28/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
  4/3/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ann Gillespie
  4/3/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
  4/4/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  4/4/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  4/4/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  4/4/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Terry Link
  4/4/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Steve Stadelman
  4/4/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Pat McGuire
  4/4/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
  4/4/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  4/9/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Steven M. Landek
  4/10/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachelle Crowe
  4/11/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  4/11/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
  4/11/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
  4/12/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  4/12/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Sue Rezin
  4/12/2019SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 2, 2019
  4/29/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  4/29/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/30/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  4/30/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Assignments
  4/30/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Licensed Activities
  4/30/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Assignments Refers to Licensed Activities
  4/30/2019SenateSponsor Removed Sen. Sue Rezin
  5/1/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Licensed Activities; 006-000-000
  5/1/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommend Do Adopt Licensed Activities; 006-000-000
  5/1/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
  5/1/2019SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/1/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Lightford
  5/1/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted; Lightford
  5/1/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/1/2019SenateThird Reading - Passed; 043-010-000
  5/1/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  5/1/2019HouseArrived in House
  5/1/2019HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  5/2/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
  5/2/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  5/2/2019HouseFirst Reading
  5/2/2019HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/6/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  5/6/2019HouseAlternate Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  5/6/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
  5/6/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  5/7/2019HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  5/7/2019HouseAlternate Chief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Anna Moeller
  5/7/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  5/8/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  5/8/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  5/8/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  5/8/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  5/8/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  5/8/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  5/9/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  5/9/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  5/9/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Monica Bristow
  5/9/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Yehiel M. Kalish
  5/9/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
  5/9/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  5/9/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  5/9/2019HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Celina Villanueva
  5/13/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr.
  5/14/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark L. Walker
  5/14/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
  5/15/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  5/15/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kambium Buckner
  5/15/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  5/15/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
  5/15/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  5/15/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  5/16/2019HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K. Smith
  5/16/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  5/16/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  5/16/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur Turner
  5/17/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  5/17/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard
  5/21/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary Edly-Allen
  5/21/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
  5/23/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith R. Wheeler
  5/24/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael D. Unes
  5/24/2019HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Durkin
  5/26/2019HouseAssigned to Public Utilities Committee
  5/26/2019HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2019
  5/26/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  5/26/2019HouseAlternate Chief Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. Nicholas K. Smith
  5/26/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K. Smith
  5/26/2019HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.
  5/26/2019HouseMotion Filed to Suspend Rule 21 Public Utilities Committee; Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  5/26/2019HouseMotion to Suspend Rule 21 - Prevailed
  5/27/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  5/27/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/28/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Public Utilities Committee
  5/28/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Public Utilities Committee; by Voice Vote
  5/28/2019HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Public Utilities Committee; 012-000-000
  5/28/2019HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/28/2019HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/28/2019HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/29/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  5/29/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/29/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Caulkins
  5/29/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  5/29/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/29/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
  5/29/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Sue Rezin
  5/29/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  5/30/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted
  5/30/2019HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/30/2019HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 116-000-000
  5/30/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  5/30/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Tony McCombie
  5/30/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael T. Marron
  5/30/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Andrew S. Chesney
  5/30/2019SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1, 3
  5/30/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1, 3 - May 31, 2019
  5/30/2019SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  5/30/2019SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/30/2019SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  5/30/2019SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/30/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  5/30/2019SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Executive
  5/30/2019SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Executive
  5/31/2019SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Executive; 012-000-000
  5/31/2019SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Executive; 012-000-000
  5/31/2019SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 059-000-000
  5/31/2019SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Senate Concurs 059-000-000
  5/31/2019SenateSenate Concurs
  5/31/2019SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/28/2019SenateSent to the Governor
  8/27/2019SenateGovernor Approved
  8/27/2019SenateEffective Date January 1, 2020
  8/27/2019SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0590

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