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As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
“City” means the City of Chicago.
“Department” means the department of finance of the city.
“Person” means any natural individual, firm, trust, estate, partnership, association, joint stock company, joint adventure, corporation, limited liability company, municipal corporation, the state or any of its political subdivisions, any state university created by statute, or a receiver, trustee, conservator or other representative appointed by order of any court.
“Person maintaining a place of business in this state” means any person having or maintaining within this state, directly or by subsidiary or other affiliate, an office, generation facility, distribution facility, transmission facility, sales office or other place of business, or any employee, agent, or other representative operating within this state under the authority of the person or its subsidiary or other affiliate, irrespective of whether such place of business or agent or other representative is located in this state permanently or temporarily, or whether such person, subsidiary or other affiliate is licensed or qualified to do business in this state.
“Purchase at retail” means any acquisition of electricity by a purchaser for purposes of use or consumption, and not for resale, but shall not include the use of electricity by a public utility, as defined in Section 8-11-2 of the Illinois Municipal Code (65 ILCS 5/8-11-2), directly in the generation, production, transmission, delivery or sale of electricity.
“Purchaser” means any person who uses or consumes, within the corporate limits of the city, electricity acquired in a purchase at retail.
“Tax collector” means the person delivering electricity to the purchaser.
(Added Coun. J. 6-10-98, p. 71741; Amend Coun. J. 4-22-09, p. 58303; Amend Coun. J. 11-16-11, p. 13798, Art. I, § 3)