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Full Text of HB3013  102nd General Assembly




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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 the heading of Division 150 of Article 11 and Section
611-150-2 as follows:
7    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 150 heading)

10    (65 ILCS 5/11-150-2)
11    Sec. 11-150-2. Billing for services.
12    (a) On or after August 18, 2017 (the effective date of
13Public Act 100-178) this amendatory Act of the 100th General
14Assembly, the corporate authorities of any municipality
15operating a waterworks or combined waterworks and sewerage
17        (1) shall bill for any utility service, including
18    previously unbilled service: (A) within 12 months after
19    the provision of that service to the customer if the
20    service is supplied to a residential customer; or (B)
21    within 24 months after the provision of that service to
22    that customer if the service is supplied to a



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1    non-residential customer; however, the corporate
2    authorities of a municipality may bill for unpaid amounts
3    that were billed to a customer or if the customer was
4    notified that there is an unpaid amount before the
5    effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General
6    Assembly for service that was supplied to the customer
7    before January 1, 2016;
8        (2) shall not intentionally delay billing beyond the
9    normal billing cycle;
10        (3) shall label any amount attributed to previously
11    unbilled service as such on the customer's bill and
12    include the beginning and ending dates for the period
13    during which the previously unbilled amount accrued;
14        (4) shall issue the makeup billing amount calculated
15    on a prorated basis to reflect the varying rates for
16    previously unbilled service accrued over a period of time
17    when the rates for service have varied; and
18        (5) shall provide the customer with the option of a
19    payment arrangement to retire the makeup bill for
20    previously unbilled service by periodic payments, without
21    interest or late fees, over a time equal to the amount of
22    time the billing was delayed.
23    (b) The time limit of paragraph (1) of subsection (a)
24shall not apply to previously unbilled service attributed to
25tampering, theft of service, fraud, or the customer preventing
26the utility's recorded efforts to obtain an accurate reading



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1of the meter.
2    (c) On and after January 1, 2022, a home rule municipality
3operating a waterworks or combined waterworks and sewerage
4system may not bill customers in a manner inconsistent with
5this Section. This Section is a limitation under subsection
6(i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on
7the concurrent exercise by home rule units of powers and
8functions exercised by the State.
9(Source: P.A. 100-178, eff. 8-18-17.)
10    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
111, 2022.