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 Bill Status of SB1557  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  UTILITIES-BROADBAND ASSISTANCE

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Celina Villanueva - Jacqueline Y. Collins

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/23/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

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.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
220 ILCS 5/13-1200
220 ILCS 5/21-1601

Removes provisions that extend the repeal of the Telecommunications and Cable and Video Competition Articles of the Public Utilities Act from December 31, 2021 to December 31, 2022.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/26/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Celina Villanueva
  2/26/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/26/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/9/2021SenateAssigned to Energy and Public Utilities
  3/18/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  3/24/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Celina Villanueva
  3/24/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/25/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Energy and Public Utilities
  4/7/2021SenatePostponed - Energy and Public Utilities
  4/15/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/15/2021SenateDo Pass as Amended Energy and Public Utilities; 018-000-000
  4/15/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 20, 2021
  4/23/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

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