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Full Text of HB0423  102nd General Assembly




State of Illinois
2021 and 2022


Introduced 2/8/2021, by Rep. Jonathan Carroll


220 ILCS 5/5-101  from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 5-101

    Amends the Public Utilities Act. Requires a public utility to disclose certain property and rate information to a customer.

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1    AN ACT concerning regulation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Public Utilities Act is amended by changing
5Section 5-101 as follows:
6    (220 ILCS 5/5-101)  (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 5-101)
7    Sec. 5-101. Required disclosures.
8    (a) Every public utility shall furnish to the Commission
9all information required by it to carry into effect the
10provisions of this Act, and shall make specific answers to all
11questions submitted by the Commission.
12    (b) Any public utility receiving from the Commission any
13blanks with directions to fill the same, shall cause the same
14to be properly filled out so as to answer fully and correctly
15each question therein propounded, and in case it is unable to
16answer any question, it shall give a good and sufficient
17reason for such failure; and said answer shall be verified
18under oath by the president, secretary, superintendent or
19general manager of such public utility and returned to the
20Commission at its office within the period fixed by the
22    (c) Whenever required by the Commission, every public
23utility shall deliver to the Commission, any or all maps,



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1profiles, reports, documents, books, accounts, papers and
2records in its possession, or in any way relating to its
3property or affecting its business, and inventories of its
4property, in such form as the Commission may direct, or
5verified copies of any or all of the same.
6    (d) Every public utility shall obey and comply with each
7and every requirement of this Act and every order, decision,
8direction, rule or regulation made or prescribed by the
9Commission in the matters herein specified, or any other
10matter in any way relating to or affecting its business as a
11public utility, and shall do everything necessary or proper in
12order to secure compliance with and observance of this Act and
13every such order, decision, direction, rule or regulation by
14all of its officers, agents and employees.
15    (e) Upon a reasonable request by one of its customers, a
16public utility shall provide the customer with documents or
17other information related to:
18        (1) the information provided in subsection (c) of this
19    Section as it relates to reports, documents, papers, and
20    records in its possession in any way relating to its
21    property and inventories of its property; or
22        (2) rates as last reported to the Commission as
23    required under Section 9-102.
24(Source: P.A. 84-617.)