On July 27, 2001, House Bill 2138 (Public Act 92-0179) was signed revising the Illinois Underground Utility Facilities Damage Prevention Act. One of the revisions to the Act was to make the Illinois Commerce Commission responsible for enforcement of violations of the Act.
The Commission is responsible for receiving Violation Reports, determining if a violation of the Act occurred, and assessing fines with maximum penalties ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 per violation. All penalties collected by the Commission are required by the Act to be given as a grant to JULIE to support JULIE's safety and informational programs to reduce incidents of damage to underground utility facilities.
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