March 2019 Bills of Interest

The following bills of interest to the energy industry have been filed in the first Spring Session of the Illinois General Assembly:

Senate Bill 1570 (Sen. Sue Rezin, R-Peru) – would make several changes to the state’s J.U.L.I.E. law dealing with marking underground utility infrastructure.  Assigned to Senate Energy & Public Utilities Committee.

Senate Bill 2132 (Sen. Cristina Castro, D-Elgin) – would make numerous energy policy changes.  The bill is a proposal of the Clean Jobs Coalition and touches on renewable energy, energy efficiency and most major areas of the energy industry.  Assigned to Senate Energy & Public Utilities Committee.

House Bill 840 (Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee) – would require the Illinois Commerce Commission to issue biennial reports to the General Assembly concerning the decommissioning of nuclear power plants in the state.  Assigned to House Energy & Environment Committee.

House Bill 2839 (Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, D-Glenview) – would make changes to legal standing requirements to challenge administrative rules and actions by some state agencies, allowing any “person” to bring such actions.  Assigned to House Judiciary Committee.

House Bill 2861 (Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr., D-Joliet) – potential vehicle bill for legislation relating to nuclear power plants and capacity markets.  Assigned to House Public Utilities Committee.

House Bill 3152 (Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Belleville) – would make changes to update the state’s Electric Service Customer Choice law, including changes related to energy infrastructure modernization (Smart Grid).  Assigned to House Public Utilities Committee.

House Bill 3624 (Rep. Ann Williams, D-Chicago) – companion bill to SB 2132.  The bill is a proposal of the Clean Jobs Coalition and touches on renewable energy, energy efficiency and most major areas of the energy industry.  Assigned to House Energy & Environment Committee.


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