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 Bill Status of HB2384  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  UTILITIES-BROADBAND ASSISTANCE

House Sponsors
Rep. Kambium Buckner and Katie Stuart

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
220 ILCS 5/13-301.1from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 13-301.1
220 ILCS 5/13-1200
220 ILCS 5/21-1105 new
220 ILCS 5/21-1601


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Public Utilities Act. Replaces provisions relating to the Universal Telephone Service Assistance Program with provisions that require the Illinois Commerce Commission to establish a Universal Broadband Service Assistance Program. Provides that the Program shall provide for a reduction of monthly charges, a reduction of installation charges, devices used in connection to the Internet, or any other alternative assistance or program to increase accessibility to broadband service and broadband Internet access service that the Commission deems advisable subject to the availability of funds for the program. Makes other conforming changes. Creates a similar program for low-income residential customers of cable and video service providers. Extends the repeal of the Telecommunications and Cable and Video Competition Articles from December 31, 2021 to December 31, 2022. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/17/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Kambium Buckner
  2/17/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/17/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/9/2021HouseAssigned to Public Utilities Committee
  3/17/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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