100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
Introduced , by Rep. Brandon W. Phelps - Jim Durkin - André Thapedi - Chad Hays - Michael J. Zalewski
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
220 ILCS 5/13-102
from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 13-102
220 ILCS 5/13-103
from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 13-103
220 ILCS 5/13-406
from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 13-406
220 ILCS 5/13-406.1 new
220 ILCS 5/21-401
220 ILCS 5/13-1200 rep.
220 ILCS 5/21-1601 rep.
Amends the Public Utilities Act. Adds provisions to the
Telecommunications Article concerning the transition of Large Electing
Providers to Internet Protocol-based networks and service. Provides that
beginning July 1, 2017, a Large Electing Provider may cease to offer and
provide a telecommunications service to an identifiable class or group of
customers, other than voice telecommunications service to residential
customers, upon 60 days' notice to the Commission and affected customers.
Provides that beginning July 1, 2017, a Large Electing Provider, may cease
to offer and provide voice telecommunications service to an identifiable
class or group of residential customers subject to compliance with
specified requirements. Repeals language that provides for the repeal of
the Telecommunications Article of the Public Utilities Act on July 1, 2017.
Removes the December 31, 2020 expiration date for an Illinois Commerce
Commission-issued authorization to offer or provide cable or video service.
Repeals language that provides for the repeal of specified Sections of the
Cable and Video Competition Article of the Illinois Public Utilities Act on
July 1, 2017. Defines terms and makes other changes. Effective immediately.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning regulation.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be referred to as the 2017
High-speed Internet Investment and Telecommunications
Modernization Act for Job Creation and Public Safety.
The Public Utilities Act is amended by changing
Sections 13-102, 13-103, 13-406, and 21-401 and by adding
Section 13-406.1 as follows:
(220 ILCS 5/13-102)
(from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 13-102)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
With respect to telecommunications
herein defined, the General Assembly finds that:
(a) universally available and widely affordable
services are essential to the health,
welfare and prosperity of all Illinois
(b) federal regulatory and judicial rulings in the 1980s
restructuring of the telecommunications industry and
aspects of the industry to competitive entry,
revision of State telecommunications
regulatory policies and practices;
(c) revisions in telecommunications regulatory policies