CNTY CD-CABLE TV FRANCHISE
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Counties Code and the Illinois Municipal Code.
Provides that when deciding whether to grant an additional cable
television franchise, the franchising authority shall consider the
statutory factors and consider and evaluate the terms and conditions
of the existing franchise and the terms and conditions of the proposed
franchise. Provides that if it is determined to be in the best
interest to grant the additional franchise, the franchising authority
must make a written finding that the terms and conditions of the
proposed franchise are no more favorable or less burdensome than the
terms and conditions of the existing franchise and grant the
franchise. Provides that the decision as to whether the terms and
conditions are equivalent rests solely with the franchising authority.
Provides that counties and municipalities are not subject to suit for
damages based upon the decision to grant or refusal to grant an
additional franchise. Effective immediately.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Replaces the title and everything after the enacting clause.
Amends the Counties Code and the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides
that a franchising authority may grant additional cable television
franchises. Provides if the terms of the added franchise agreement
are different from those of the existing franchise agreement, the
existing franchise agreement shall be renegotiated so that there is
not a competitive advantage under either franchise agreement. Effec-
FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (Ill. Commerce Comm.)
SB 999, amended by H-am 1, will have no fiscal impact.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (DCCA)
Fails to create a State mandate.
HOME RULE NOTE, H-AM 1
SB 999 preempts home rule authority within municipalities with
a population under 1,000,000 and in home rule counties.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0285
Last action date: 97-07-31
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
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