|Public Act 095-0127
||LRB095 07146 MJR 27273 b
AN ACT concerning regulation.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Public Utilities Act is amended by changing
Section 2-107 as follows:
(220 ILCS 5/2-107)
(from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 2-107)
The office of the Commission shall be in
the Commission may, with the approval of the
Governor, establish and
maintain branch offices at places other
than the seat of government.
Such office shall be open for
business between the hours of 8:30 a.m.
and 5:00 p.m.
throughout the year, and one or more responsible persons
designated by the executive director shall be on duty
times in immediate charge thereof.
The Commission shall hold stated meetings at least once a
may hold such special meetings as it may deem
necessary at any place
within the State.
At each regular and
special meeting that is open to the public, members of the
public shall be afforded time, subject to reasonable
constraints, to make comments to or to ask questions of the
The Commission shall provide a web site and a toll-free
telephone number to accept comments from Illinois residents
regarding any matter under the auspices of the Commission or
before the Commission. The Commission staff shall report, in a
manner established by the Commission that is consistent with
the Commission's rules regarding ex parte communications, to
the full Commission comments and suggestions received through
both venues before all relevant votes of the Commission.
The Commission may, for the authentication of its records,
and proceedings, adopt, keep and use a common seal, of
judicial notice shall be taken in all courts of this
State; and any
process, notice, order or other paper which the
Commission may be
authorized by law to issue shall be deemed
sufficient if signed and
certified by the Chairman of the
Commission or his or her designee, either
by hand or by
facsimile, and with such
seal attached; and all acts, orders,
proceedings, rules, entries,
minutes, schedules and records of
the Commission, and all reports and
documents filed with the
Commission, may be proved in any court of this
State by a copy
thereof, certified to by the Chairman of the
the seal of the Commission attached.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, the
Commission's established procedures for accepting testimony
from Illinois residents on matters pending before the
Commission shall be consistent with the Commission's rules
regarding ex parte communications and due process.
(Source: P.A. 84-617.)
This Act takes effect upon