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SB 1918 - Low-Income Energy Assistance - Illinois Key Vote

Louis Viverito voted Yea (Concurrence Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (47-11) - (Key vote)
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Title: Low-Income Energy Assistance

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that creates a program to provide payment assistance to individuals whose income does not exceed 150% of the poverty line in order to decrease the percentage of income spent on utility bills to under 6%.

-Notes that utility companies have committed to paying $22 million to fund the low-income assistance program (Sec. 13). -Creates the Percentage of Income Payment Plan, which provides mandatory payment assistance to low-income residential utilities customers (Sec. 18). -Requires participants in the program to have an income no more than 150% of the poverty level (Sec. 18). -Caps assistance at $150 per month and $1800 annually (Sec. 18). -Specifies that the program shall provide enough assistance so that a participant is responsible for spending, at most, 6% of their income on energy bills (Sec. 18). -Allows the department to terminate an individual’s participation in the program if their utility bill is over 45 days late (Sec. 18).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (117-0) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (58-0) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Low-Income Energy Assistance



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