State of Illinois
2021 and 2022


Introduced 2/19/2021, by Rep. Joe Sosnowski


65 ILCS 5/11-150-2

    Amends the Waterworks and Sewerage Connection Charge Division of the Illinois Municipal Code. In provisions regarding billing requirements for municipalities that operate a waterworks or combined waterworks and sewerage system, provides that, on and after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the provisions apply to home rule municipalities. Limits home rule powers. Effective immediately.

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1    AN ACT concerning local government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Municipal Code is amended by
5changing Section 11-150-2 as follows:
6    (65 ILCS 5/11-150-2)
7    Sec. 11-150-2. Billing for services.
8    (a) On or after August 18, 2017 (the effective date of
9Public Act 100-178) this amendatory Act of the 100th General
10Assembly, the corporate authorities of any municipality
11operating a waterworks or combined waterworks and sewerage
13        (1) shall bill for any utility service, including
14    previously unbilled service: (A) within 12 months after
15    the provision of that service to the customer if the
16    service is supplied to a residential customer; or (B)
17    within 24 months after the provision of that service to
18    that customer if the service is supplied to a
19    non-residential customer; however, the corporate
20    authorities of a municipality may bill for unpaid amounts
21    that were billed to a customer or if the customer was
22    notified that there is an unpaid amount before the
23    effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General



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1    Assembly for service that was supplied to the customer
2    before January 1, 2016;
3        (2) shall not intentionally delay billing beyond the
4    normal billing cycle;
5        (3) shall label any amount attributed to previously
6    unbilled service as such on the customer's bill and
7    include the beginning and ending dates for the period
8    during which the previously unbilled amount accrued;
9        (4) shall issue the makeup billing amount calculated
10    on a prorated basis to reflect the varying rates for
11    previously unbilled service accrued over a period of time
12    when the rates for service have varied; and
13        (5) shall provide the customer with the option of a
14    payment arrangement to retire the makeup bill for
15    previously unbilled service by periodic payments, without
16    interest or late fees, over a time equal to the amount of
17    time the billing was delayed.
18    (b) The time limit of paragraph (1) of subsection (a)
19shall not apply to previously unbilled service attributed to
20tampering, theft of service, fraud, or the customer preventing
21the utility's recorded efforts to obtain an accurate reading
22of the meter.
23    (c) On and after the effective date of this amendatory Act
24of the 102nd General Assembly, a home rule municipality
25operating a waterworks or combined waterworks and sewerage
26system may not bill customers in a manner inconsistent with



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1this Section. This Section is a limitation under subsection
2(i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on
3the concurrent exercise by home rule units of powers and
4functions exercised by the State.
5(Source: P.A. 100-178, eff. 8-18-17.)
6    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
7becoming law.