Bills that would have restructured electric markets in Illinois and Oregon have died due to lack of support.
A bill, H.B. 2821, which would have opened the Oregon electric market to competition by October 2001, has died in the Oregon House, lacking the 31 votes needed for passage. Meanwhile, the Illinois Senate has decided to postpone until the fall its deliberations on the state's proposed electric restructuring bill, which has the approval of the Illinois House of Representatives.
Industrial customers and consumer groups supported the Oregon bill.