Senate bill 1652, the legislation that Commonwealth Edison and Downstate electric utility Ameeen promotes as a “Smart Grid” bill, passed the Illinois House this Memorial Day 67-47-1.
It previously passed the Senate, as you can see from the Senate roll call below:
Both state senators representing McHenry Count–Pam Althoff and Dan Duffy–voted for the legislation.
In the Illinois House, the vote was split on party lines.
Democrat Jack Franks opposed the bill, while Republicans Mark Beaubien and Mike Tryon voted, “Yes.”
The Senate still has to vote on House amendments before the bill can be sent to the Governor’s desk.
For those wishing to weigh in on the issue, the state switchboard number is 217-782-2000.