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90_SB1743 220 ILCS 5/13-507.1 new Amends the Public Utilities Act. Prohibits, after December 31, 1998, a telecommunications carrier that provides both competitive and noncompetitive telecommunications services from imposing a carrier common line charge, a residence interconnection charge or transport interconnection charge, a line termination charge, and any other charge for switched access service that is not based on the incremental cost of providing the service. Effective immediately. LRB9011145JSmg LRB9011145JSmg 1 AN ACT to amend the Public Utilities Act by adding 2 Section 13-507.1. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The Public Utilities Act is amended by adding 6 Section 13-507.1 as follows: 7 (220 ILCS 5/13-507.1 new) 8 Sec. 13-507. Repricing of certain charges. After 9 December 31, 1998, no telecommunications carrier that 10 provides both competitive and noncompetitive 11 telecommunications services may impose a carrier common line 12 charge, a residual interconnection charge or transport 13 interconnection charge, a line termination charge, a 14 presubscribed interexchange carrier charge, an information 15 surcharge, or any other charge for any switched access 16 service that is not based on the incremental cost of 17 providing the switched access service. Any such charge 18 eliminated by a telecommunications carrier may not be 19 reinstated, exchanged, replaced, or substituted by other 20 charges. Any remaining charges for any switched access 21 service provided by a telecommunications carrier that 22 provides both competitive and noncompetitive 23 telecommunications services shall be based solely on the 24 direct incremental cost of providing the switched access 25 service. A telecommunications carrier whose expenditures for 26 switched access services are reduced as a result of actions 27 taken pursuant to this Section shall reduce its intrastate 28 prices in a manner to ensure that the full amount of reduced 29 expenditures is reflected in reduced charges to its 30 intrastate customers. -2- LRB9011145JSmg 1 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 2 becoming law.
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