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90_HB1148 220 ILCS 5/13-402.1 from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 13-402.1 Amends the Public Utilities Act. Provides that a telecommunications carrier that provides video programming services shall not permit revenues, profits, or retained earnings or any personnel, plant, or equipment related to the provision of telecommunications service to be used in connection with the provision of video programming services. Effective immediately. LRB9004060LDmb LRB9004060LDmb 1 AN ACT to amend the Public Utilities Act by changing 2 Section 13-402.1. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The Public Utilities Act is amended by 6 changing Section 13-402.1 as follows: 7 (220 ILCS 5/13-402.1) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 13-402.1) 8 (This Section is scheduled to be repealed July 1, 1999.) 9 Sec. 13-402.1. Provision of video services. Any 10 telecommunications carrier that is prohibited or restricted 11 under laws or regulations of the United States from providing 12 video programming services within its local exchange 13 telephone service area, or from providing related channels of 14 communication, pole or conduit space or rental arrangements 15 to an affiliated entity for use in connection with the 16 provision of video programming, shall not provide video 17 programming, as currently defined under Section 602(16) of 18 the Communications Act of 1934, 47 U.S.C. Section 522 (16), 19 within such area, and shall not permit such use of its 20 facilities by an affiliated entity for use in connection with 21 the provision of video programming unless and to the extent 22 those laws and regulations no longer prohibit or restrict the 23 telecommunications carrier from doing so, and for an 24 additional period of 6 months to afford the General Assembly 25 the opportunity (1) to determine whether such prohibition or 26 restriction should be further extended, modified, or 27 permitted to lapse, and (2) if necessary, to determine 28 whether to take affirmative legislative action authorizing 29 such activities. 30 A telecommunications carrier that provides video 31 programming services, directly or indirectly through any -2- LRB9004060LDmb 1 affiliated entity, shall not permit any revenues, profits, or 2 retained earnings derived from the provision of any 3 telecommunications service, or permit any personnel, plant, 4 or equipment utilized in the provision of any 5 telecommunications service, to be utilized in connection with 6 the provision of video programming services by such 7 telecommunications carrier or affiliated entity, and shall 8 not otherwise use assets, revenues, profits, or retained 9 earnings derived from telecommunications services to 10 subsidize the construction, maintenance, or operation of a 11 cable television system owned or operated by such 12 telecommunication carrier or affiliated entity. 13 (Source: P.A. 87-856.) 14 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 15 becoming law.
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