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 Bill Status of HB0814  95th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Dan Reitz - Patrick J Verschoore - Brandon W. Phelps - Thomas Holbrook - Robert F. Flider, Fred Crespo, Careen M Gordon, Lisa M. Dugan, Eddie Washington and Linda Chapa LaVia

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
220 ILCS 5/9-247 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Public Utilities Act. Provides that an electric utility shall file with the Illinois Commerce Commission, subject to approval by the Commission, plans to develop short-term and long-term fixed price purchases, spot acquisitions, and the use of financial hedges, and to provide power justly and prudently priced, as determined by the Commission's rate setting process, from an affiliate of the electric utility that owns electric generating units or stations. Provides that an electric utility shall use the plans to develop and submit to the Commission a diversified power procurement pricing strategy that considers the level of competitive options for each customer class. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Public Utilities Act. Provides that an electric utility shall, prior to filing a tariff for the approval of electric rates pursuant to an auction, issue requests for proposals seeking bids using specified guidelines. Provides that the Illinois Commerce Commission shall approve rates for electricity that are part of the diversified power procurement pricing strategy and that provide the lowest possible cost to consumers for each consumer class. Effective immediately.

 Fiscal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Illinois Commerce Commission)
 Current Commission resources are not adequate to sufficiently meet the obligations this bill imposes. This bill requires resources other than the economists ICC currently use to evaluate the typical utility procurement process. ICC would need to hire 2 highly qualified electrical engineers since generation production cost analysis would be required. ICC does not have enough electrical engineers to do this work in addition to the other work they do now, so these engineers would be additional headcount at an estimated cost to the agency per fiscal year of $232,070.

DateChamber Action
  2/7/2007HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Dan Reitz
  2/7/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick J Verschoore
  2/7/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  2/7/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Holbrook
  2/7/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert F. Flider
  2/7/2007HouseFirst Reading
  2/7/2007HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/15/2007HouseAssigned to Electric Utility Oversight Committee
  2/20/2007HouseRe-assigned to Consumer Protection Committee
  2/21/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
  2/28/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Careen M Gordon
  2/28/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lisa M. Dugan
  2/28/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Consumer Protection Committee
  2/28/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Consumer Protection Committee; by Voice Vote
  2/28/2007HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Consumer Protection Committee; 012-000-000
  3/1/2007HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/1/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Washington
  3/7/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  3/27/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  4/27/2007HouseThird Reading/Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 3, 2007
  5/3/2007HouseThird Reading/Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 10, 2007
  5/10/2007HouseThird Reading/Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 18, 2007
  5/18/2007HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 25, 2007
  5/25/2007HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

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