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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%.

Highlights:
-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

Sponsors

Co-sponsors

  • Edward J. Acevedo (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Maria Antonia 'Toni' Berrios (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William B. 'Bill' Black (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William D. 'Will' Burns (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Linda Chapa LaVia (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Marlow H. Colvin (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Monique D. Davis (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William 'Willie' Delgado (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lisa M. Dugan (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Roger L. Eddy (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Keith Farnham (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Fortner (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Deborah L. Graham (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas A. 'Tom' Holbrook (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Naomi D. Jakobsson (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John O. Jones (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Karen May (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Elaine Nekritz (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael J. Noland (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Harry Osterman (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Dale E. Risinger (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kathleen A. Ryg (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael K. Smith (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Cynthia Soto (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Patrick Verschoore (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Louis S. 'Lou' Viverito (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Karen A. Yarbrough (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
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