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(220 ILCS 5/13-802.1)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
Depreciation; examination and audit; agreement conditions; federal Telecommunications Act of 1996.
(a) In performing any cost analysis authorized pursuant to this Act, the Commission may ascertain and determine and by order fix the proper and adequate rate of depreciation of the property for a telecommunications carrier for the purpose of such cost analysis.
(b) The Commission may provide for the examination and audit of all accounts. Items subject to the Commission's regulatory requirements shall be so allocated in the manner prescribed by the Commission. The officers and employees of the Commission shall have the authority under the direction of the Commission to inspect and examine any and all books, accounts, papers, records, and memoranda kept by the telecommunications carrier.
(c) The Commission is authorized to adopt rules and regulations concerning the conditions to be contained in and become a part of contracts for noncompetitive telecommunications services in a manner consistent with this Act and federal law.
(d) The Commission shall have the authority to, and shall engage in, all state regulatory actions needed to implement and enforce the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996 consistent with federal law, including, but not limited to, the negotiation, arbitration, implementation, resolution of disputes and enforcement of interconnection agreements arising under Sections 251 and 252 of the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996.
(Source: P.A. 98-45, eff. 6-28-13