Smart Meter Legislation – who voted? & Who received Contributions?

ComEd can install Smart meters due to a bill, SB1652 which passed the Illinois House and Senate in 2011.  Who imposed this legislation?  They actually voted twice – the 2nd time to override Quinn’s veto of the bill.   Direct links are at the end of these instructions.  Instructions are here as an example for anyone wanting to look up other past legislation.

  • Start at ilga.gov
  • Scroll down and click on “Previous General Assemblies”
  • Pick “97(2011 – 2012)”
  • Click “Listing” in “Legislation & Laws       Listing   Search”
  • Under “Senate Bills” Pick SB1652
  • Scroll down, in the chart find the last vote, as in “10/26/2011 House              Override Governor Veto – House Passed 074-042-000”
  • Then click on the entries to find the final Senate and House over-ride votes

Senate override:

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/votehistory/97/senate/09700SB1652_10262011_008000M.pdf

House override:

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/votehistory/97/house/09700SB1652_10262011_022000M.pdf

 

Contributions?

 

If you are curious which state legislators received ‘contributions’ from Comed and Ameren (the two utility company culprits behind this madness) and how much they received, follow this example:

  •  Go to www.illinoissunshine.org
  •  Click on ‘Incumbents’
  •  Using Senator Christine Radogno as an example, click on ‘Senate’
  •  Enter ‘Radogno’ in the last name field, select ‘2009’ in the ‘From’ field, select ‘2011’ in the ‘To’ field, and click on ‘Search’
  •  Scrolling down, you will see 3 entries on the next screen, one for each year – click on the 2011 entry
  •  Scrolling down the next page, you will find Exelon/Com Ed with a contribution of $66,500
  •  Scroll down further and click on the Top 50 contributors – you’ll find Ameren to the tune of $28,500
  •  You can also start your search by identifying a contributor such as ‘Ameren’ or ‘Exelon’ – this is not only more revealing, but it helps to bring to life the term ‘corporatocracy’ that was referenced multiple times in the video “Take Back Your Power”

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