92nd General Assembly
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   220 ILCS 5/8-501.5 new                                                      
   220 ILCS 5/8-505.5 new                                                      
   220 ILCS 5/9-245 new                                                        

        Amends the Public Utilities Act. Provides that, before hiring  an      
   employee  or independent contractor for work involving facilities used      
   for the distribution of natural gas, a public utility must  conduct  a      
   background   check   to   determine  the  employee's  or  contractor's      
   reliability and safety record. Provides that when a  utility  performs      
   work  on  equipment  that  contains  or  may  contain mercury or other      
   hazardous material and is located on a customer's property the utility      
   must provide notice  to  the  customer  and  test  for  contamination.      
   Provides  that  expenditures  by  a  natural gas utility for fines and      
   remediation and related activities in connection with  mercury  spills      
   shall  not  be  included  in  determining  the rates for that utility.      
   Effective immediately.                                                      
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
        Replaces provisions requiring a background check with  provisions      
   requiring  a proposed employee or contractor to complete a certificate      
   listing previous violations of environmental or safety laws.   In  the      
   provisions  governing  testing  before  and  after work on natural gas      
   regulators and manometers, deletes references to other devices.             
   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                             AMENDMENT NO. 01-ENVIR. & ENE. S    
   MAR-07-2001  S                                   ADOPTED                       
   MAR-07-2001  S       DO PASS AS AMENDED                  010-000-000   SENV    
   MAR-07-2001  S  PLACED ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 2ND READING  01-03-08              
   MAR-08-2001  S  SECOND READING                                                 
   MAR-08-2001  S  PLACED ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 3RD READING  01-03-20              
   MAR-20-2001  S  ADDED AS A CHIEF CO-SPONSOR              DUDYCZ                
   MAR-20-2001  S  THIRD READING - PASSED                   057-000-000           
   MAR-20-2001  H  ARRIVE IN HOUSE                                                
   MAR-20-2001  H  HOUSE SPONSOR                            MCAULIFFE             
   MAR-20-2001  H  FIRST READING                                                  
   MAR-20-2001  H  REFERRED TO HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE        RULES                 
   MAR-21-2001  H  ADDED AS A JOINT SPONSOR                 MULLIGAN              
   MAR-21-2001  H  ADDED AS A JOINT SPONSOR                 KRAUSE                
   APR-03-2001  H       ASSIGNED TO COMMITTEE               ENVRMNT ENRGY         
   APR-19-2001  H  DO PASS/SHORT DEBATE                     013-000-000   HENE    
   APR-19-2001  H  PLACED CALENDAR 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE                       
   APR-24-2001  H  SECOND READING-SHORT DEBATE                                    
   APR-24-2001  H  PLCD CAL ORDER 3RD READING-SHORT DEBATE                        
   APR-26-2001  H  THIRD READING/SHORT DEBATE/PASSED        109-000-000           
   APR-26-2001  S  PASSED BOTH HOUSES                                             
   MAY-25-2001  S  SENT TO THE GOVERNOR                                           
   JUL-12-2001  S  GOVERNOR APPROVED                                              
   JUL-12-2001  S                            EFFECTIVE DATE 01-07-12              
   JUL-12-2001  S  PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0071               


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