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 Bill Status of HB4091  95th General Assembly


Short Description:  IL POWER AUTHORITY ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Michael J. Madigan - Robert F. Flider - John E. Bradley, George Scully, Jr., Careen M Gordon, Lisa M. Dugan, Dan Reitz, Brandon W. Phelps and Lou Lang

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
40 ILCS 5/1-109.1from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 1-109.1
220 ILCS 5/3-105from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 3-105
735 ILCS 30/15-5-45 new
735 ILCS 30/Art. 25, Pt. 5 heading
735 ILCS 30/25-5-5 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Illinois Power Authority Act. Creates the Authority as a not-for-profit State agency with a 5-member board appointed by the Governor. Grants the Authority powers relating to procurement, generation and distribution of power, and the construction and acquisition of facilities. Requires the use of Illinois coal. Sets forth other powers. Exempts the Authority from the jurisdiction of the Illinois Commerce Commission. Allows acquisition of property by eminent domain and through quick-take powers. Authorizes the acquisition or creation of not-for-profit subsidiaries. Authorizes the issuance of notes and revenue bonds. Contains provisions relating to contracts, deposit and investment of moneys, exemption from taxation, repayment of State appropriations, and equal employment opportunities. Contains other provisions. Amends the Public Utilities Act and the Eminent Domain Act to make conforming changes. Amends the Illinois Pension Code. Encourages the trustees of public employee retirement systems to invest their system's assets to the greatest extent feasible within the bounds of financial and fiduciary prudence in the Illinois Power Authority. Provides that each retirement system subject to the Code shall prepare a report to be submitted to the Governor and the General Assembly by September 1 of each year. Provides that the report shall identify investments in the Illinois Power Authority, the percentage of the system's assets invested in the Illinois Power Authority, and the actions it has undertaken to increase investments in the Illinois Power Authority. Contains a severability clause. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  3/27/2007HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Michael J. Madigan
  3/27/2007HouseFirst Reading
  3/27/2007HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/28/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert F. Flider
  3/28/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. George Scully, Jr.
  3/28/2007HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) March 31, 2007
  3/28/2007HouseAssigned to Least Cost Power Procurement Committee
  3/29/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Careen M Gordon
  3/29/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lisa M. Dugan
  3/29/2007HouseCommittee/3rd Reading Deadline Extended-Rule April 30, 2007
  3/29/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Reitz
  3/29/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  3/30/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. John E. Bradley
  3/30/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  4/30/2007HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

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