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§ 18-109. Actions with respect to intangible transition property and related instrument funding charges.
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act or other law, any electric utility, issuer, assignee, grantee or holder shall be expressly permitted hereby to bring action against a retail customer or other person for nonpayment of any instrument funding charges constituting a part of the intangible transition property then held by such electric utility, issuer, assignee, grantee or holder. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, any such action shall be subject to any and all applicable consumer credit protection laws and other laws relating to origination, collection and reporting of consumer credit obligations.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act or other law, the Commission shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising out of the obligations to impose and collect instrument funding charges of an electric utility, its successor or any other entity which provides electric power or energy or delivery services to a person from whom the electric utility is authorized to recover transition charges under Section 16-108. Nothing in this Section shall prevent holders from bringing any suit in any court or from exercising any other legal or equitable remedy against an electric utility for failure to distribute collections of instrument funding charges from retail customers, classes of retail customers or other persons or from bringing suit against an electric utility for damages arising from any failure by such electric utility to perform the contractual obligations agreed to by it under any documents pertaining to or executed in connection with the transitional funding instruments issued by or on behalf of such electric utility.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Illinois Statutes Chapter 220. Utilities § 5/18-109. Actions with respect to intangible transition property and related instrument funding charges - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/il/chapter-220-utilities/il-st-sect-220-5-18-109.html
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