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220 ILCS 5/16-111.2

    (220 ILCS 5/16-111.2)
    Sec. 16-111.2. Provisions related to proposed utility transactions.
    (a) The General Assembly finds:
        (1) A transaction as described in paragraph (3) of
this subsection (a) will contribute to improved reliability of the electric supply system in Illinois which is one of the key purposes of the Illinois Electric Service Customer Choice and Rate Relief Law of 1997.
        (2) A transaction as described in paragraph (3) of
this subsection (a) is likely to promote additional investment in the existing generating assets and in the development of additional generation capacity in Illinois, and such change in ownership is in the public interest, consistent with the intent of the Illinois Electric Service Customer Choice and Rate Relief Law of 1997 and beneficial for the citizens of this State.
        (3) As of the date on which this amendatory Act of
1999 becomes law, an electric utility providing service to more than 1,000,000 customers in this State has proposed to sell or transfer to a single buyer 5 or more generating plants with a total net dependable capacity of 5000 megawatts or more pursuant to subsection (g) of Section 16-111.
        (4) Such electric utility anticipates receiving a
sale price or consideration as a result of such transaction exceeding 200% of the book value of these plants.
        (5) Such electric utility has presented to the
Governor and the leaders of the General Assembly a written commitment in which such electric utility agrees to expend $2,000,000,000 outside the corporate limits of any municipality with 1,000,000 or more inhabitants within such electric utility's service area, over a 6-year period beginning with this calendar year on projects, programs and improvements within its service area relating to transmission and distribution including, without limitation, infrastructure expansion, repair and replacement, capital investments, operations and maintenance, and vegetation management.
        (6) Such electric utility has committed that, if the
sale or transfer contemplated by paragraph (3) of this subsection is consummated on or before December 31, 1999, the electric utility shall make contributions totaling $250,000,000 to entities within this State for, among other purposes, environmental and clean coal initiatives pursuant to Section 16-111.1, which commitment includes a contribution of $25,000,000 to the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University for the purpose of funding programs or projects related to clean coal.
    (b) That, in light of the findings in paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection (a) and, in this instance, the circumstances described in paragraphs (3) through (6) of subsection (a) and otherwise, the General Assembly hereby finds that allowing the generating facilities being acquired to be eligible facilities under the provisions of the National Energy Policy Act of 1992 that apply to exempt wholesale generators (A) will benefit consumers; (B) is in the public interest; and (C) does not violate the law of this State.
    (c) Nothing in this Section shall have any effect on the authority of the Commission under subsection (g) of Section 16-111 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 91-50, eff. 6-30-99.)