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Full Text of SB0919  102nd General Assembly

SB0919sam001 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins

Filed: 4/8/2021

 

 


 

 


 
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1
AMENDMENT TO SENATE BILL 919

2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 919 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
 
4    "Section 5. The Broadband Advisory Council Act is amended
5by changing Section 15 as follows:
 
6    (220 ILCS 80/15)
7    Sec. 15. Broadband Advisory Council; members of Council;
8administrative support.
9    (a) The Broadband Advisory Council is hereby established.
10The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity shall
11house the Council and provide administrative, personnel, and
12technical support services.
13    (b) The Council shall consist of the following 25 21
14voting members:
15        (1) the Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
16    or his or her designee, who shall serve as chair of the

 

 

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1    Council;
2        (2) the Secretary of Innovation and Technology or his
3    or her designee;
4        (3) the Director of Aging or his or her designee;
5        (4) the Attorney General or his or her designee;
6        (5) the Chairman of the Illinois Commerce Commission
7    or his or her designee;
8        (6) one member appointed by the Director of Healthcare
9    and Family Services to represent the needs of disabled
10    citizens;
11        (7) one member appointed by the Director of Commerce
12    and Economic Opportunity and nominated by the president of
13    a statewide organization representing electric
14    cooperatives;
15        (8) one member appointed by the Director of Commerce
16    and Economic Opportunity and nominated by the executive
17    director of a statewide organization representing
18    municipalities;
19        (9) one member appointed by the Director of Commerce
20    and Economic Opportunity and nominated by the president of
21    a statewide organization representing libraries;
22        (10) one member appointed by the Director of Commerce
23    and Economic Opportunity and nominated by the president of
24    a statewide organization representing public housing
25    authorities;
26        (11) one member appointed by the Chair of the Illinois

 

 

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1    Community College Board;
2        (12) one member appointed by the Chair of the Illinois
3    Board of Higher Education; and
4        (13) one member appointed by the Director of Commerce
5    and Economic Opportunity and nominated by the president of
6    the State's largest general farm organization;
7        (14) one member appointed by the Director of Aging and
8    nominated by an organization representing Illinois' senior
9    population with a membership of at least 1,500,000;
10        (15) seven members to represent broadband providers
11    for 3-year terms appointed by the Governor as follows:
12            (A) one member representing an incumbent local
13        exchange carrier that serves rural areas;
14            (B) one member representing an incumbent local
15        exchange carrier that serves urban areas;
16            (C) one member representing wireless carriers that
17        offer broadband Internet access;
18            (D) one member representing cable companies that
19        serve Illinois;
20            (E) one member representing a statewide rural
21        broadband association;
22            (F) one member representing a telecommunications
23        carrier issued a certificate of public convenience and
24        necessity or a certificate of service authority from
25        the Illinois Commerce Commission, whose principal
26        place of business is located in east central Illinois

 

 

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1        and who is engaged in providing broadband access in
2        rural areas through the installation of broadband
3        lines that connect telecommunications facilities to
4        other telecommunications facilities or to end-users;
5        and
6            (G) one member representing satellite providers; .
7        (16) four members to represent underrepresented and
8    ethnically diverse communities for 3-year terms appointed
9    by the Governor as follows:
10            (A) one member from a community-based organization
11        representing the interests of African-American or
12        Black individuals;
13            (B) one member from a community-based organization
14        representing the interests of Hispanic or Latino
15        individuals;
16            (C) one member from a community-based organization
17        representing the interests of Asian-American or
18        Pacific Islander individuals; and
19            (D) one member from a community-based organization
20        representing the interests of ethnically diverse
21        individuals.
22    (c) In addition to the 25 21 voting members of the Council,
23the President of the Senate, the Minority Leader of the
24Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the
25Minority Leader of the House of Representatives shall each
26appoint one non-voting member of the Council.

 

 

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1    (d) All voting and non-voting members must be appointed
2within 90 days after the effective date of this Act.
3    (e) The members shall select a vice chair from their
4number. In the absence of the chair, the vice chair shall serve
5as chair. The Council shall appoint a secretary-treasurer who
6need not be a member of the Council and who, among other tasks
7or functions designated by the Council, shall keep records of
8its proceedings.
9    (f) The Council may appoint working groups to investigate
10and make recommendations to the full Council. Members of these
11working groups need not be members of the Council.
12    (g) Nine Seven voting members of the Council constitute a
13quorum, and the affirmative vote of a simple majority of those
14members present is necessary for any action taken by vote of
15the Council.
16    (h) The Council shall conduct its first meeting within 30
17days after all members have been appointed. The Council shall
18meet quarterly after its first meeting. Additional hearings
19and public meetings are permitted at the discretion of the
20members. The Council may meet in person or through video or
21audio conference.
22    (i) Members shall serve without compensation and may be
23reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred in the performance
24of their duties from funds appropriated for that purpose.
25(Source: P.A. 100-833, eff. 1-1-19.)".