(50 ILCS 750/55)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2020)
Because of the highly competitive nature of the telephone industry, public disclosure of information about surcharge moneys paid by carriers could have the effect of stifling competition to the detriment of the public and the delivery of 9-1-1 services. Therefore, the Illinois Commerce Commission, the Department of State Police, governmental agencies, and individuals with access to that information shall take appropriate steps to prevent public disclosure of this information. Information and data supporting the amount and distribution of surcharge moneys collected and remitted by an individual carrier shall be deemed exempt information for purposes of the Freedom of Information Act and shall not be publicly disclosed. The gross amount paid by all carriers shall not be deemed exempt and may be publicly disclosed.
(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16; 100-20, eff. 7-1-17.)