Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Telecommunications Article of the Public Utilities
Act. Provides that telecommunications services may be offered in
packages or bundles of services. Prohibits the use of market share as
evidence for the determination of the classification of services.
Prohibits the denial of a classification or reclassification of
service as competitive solely because of differences in technology or
dialing arrangements. Permits rates to be increased upon filing of
the rate and notice to affected customers. Authorizes any
telecommunications carrier to negotiate to provide competitive
services. Effective immediately.
FISCAL NOTE (Ill. Commerce Commission)
Fiscal impact is estimated to be minimal.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Replaces the title and everything after the enacting clause.
Revises the bill to provide that the price of bundled packages of
services may not be below the prices of noncompetitive unbundled ele-
ments used by competitors to provide a similar package of service to
its customers. Provides that the propriety of a classification may be
challenged by the Commission only within 180 days after the filing or
within 180 days after a complaint is filed by another party. Requires
complaints to be filed within 2 years after the classifying tariff is
filed. Effective immediately.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 99-01-12
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
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