State of Illinois
92nd General Assembly

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 1                          HOUSE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, A new overlay area code was recently  introduced
 3    in  the  847  region,  even though less than 50% of the phone
 4    numbers in the 847 region are actually being used; and

 5        WHEREAS,  The  Federal  Communications  Commission  (FCC)
 6    currently requires 11-digit dialing when an overlay area code
 7    is implemented; and

 8        WHEREAS, The FCC's 11-digit dialing mandate is a needless
 9    inconvenience for residential and business consumers; and

10        WHEREAS, Residents in the 847  region  could  once  again
11    dial  7 digits for all local calls  if the FCC were to change
12    its policy  on  mandatory  11-digit  dialing  in  an  overlay
13    situation; and

14        WHEREAS,  The  FCC's  mandatory  11-digit  dialing policy
15    could soon affect all the residents of Illinois, as the phone
16    industry claims that every area code in  the  State  will  be
17    out of phone numbers by 2007; and

18        WHEREAS,  On  December  28,  2001,  the  FCC reversed its
19    long-standing opposition to wireless-only overlays, signaling
20    that the agency is potentially reconsidering  its  area  code
21    policies; and

22        WHEREAS,  The  Citizens  Utility  Board (CUB) has filed a
23    petition with the FCC asking the agency to permanently  waive
24    the 11-digit dialing mandate in the 847 region; therefore, be
25    it

27    ILLINOIS,  that we urge the Federal Communications Commission
28    to grant a permanent waiver of the 11-digit  dialing  mandate
29    in  the  847  region and to change its policy on overlay area
30    codes; and be it further
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 1        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
 2    presented  to  the  Chairman  of the FCC, the Chairman of the
 3    Illinois Commerce Commission, and each member of the Illinois
 4    congressional delegation.

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