92nd General Assembly
Status of SB0578
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   220 ILCS 5/8-205          from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 8-205                      
   220 ILCS 5/8-205.5 new                                                      
   220 ILCS 5/8-206          from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 8-206                      
   220 ILCS 5/8-310 new                                                        
   220 ILCS 5/8-315 new                                                        

        Amends the Public Utilities Act. Provides that when the price  of      
   natural  gas  increases by 30% or more, a public utility that supplies      
   natural gas must provide certain  notices  to  customers,  must  offer      
   energy  audits  upon request and at no charge to the customer, may not      
   disconnect service to a customer, and if the  customer  has  contacted      
   the  utility  and  made  arrangements  for payment, may not report the      
   customer to a collection  agency.  Requires  the  Commerce  Commission      
   issue rules to ensure that customer service departments are adequately      
   staffed.   Requires a public utility to disclose a toll-free telephone      
   number for the utility  on  billing  statements.   Requires  a  public      
   utility to disclose the price of natural gas on billing statements and      
   on its website.  Effective immediately.                                     
   FEB-21-2001  S  FIRST READING                                                  
   FEB-21-2001  S  REFERRED TO SENATE RULES COMMITTEE       RULES                 
   FEB-28-2001  S       ASSIGNED TO COMMITTEE               ENVIR & ENE           
   MAR-07-2001  S       TO SUBCOMMITTEE                                           
   MAR-07-2001  S                   COMMITTEE               ENVIR & ENE           
   MAR-08-2001  S  ADDED AS A CHIEF CO-SPONSOR              LIGHTFORD             
   MAR-23-2001  S  ADDED AS A CO-SPONSOR                    SILVERSTEIN           
   MAR-31-2001  S  RE-REFERRED TO RULES COMM/RULE 3-9(A)    RULES                 
   JAN-07-2003  S  SESSION SINE DIE                                               


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