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 1        AN ACT to amend the  Public  Utilities  Act  by  changing
 2    Section 13-514.

 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
 6    changing Section 13-514 as follows:

 7        (220 ILCS 5/13-514)
 8        (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2001)
 9        Sec. 13-514.  Prohibited  actions  of  telecommunications
10    carriers.   A  telecommunications carrier shall not knowingly
11    impede   the    development    of    competition    in    any
12    telecommunications  service market.  The following prohibited
13    actions are considered per se impediments to the  development
14    of  competition.;  however,  The  Commission, however, is not
15    limited in any manner to these enumerated impediments and may
16    consider  other  actions  which  impede  competition  to   be
17    prohibited:
18        (1)  unreasonably  refusing  or delaying interconnections
19    or    providing    inferior    connections     to     another
20    telecommunications carrier;
21        (2)  unreasonably   impairing   the  speed,  quality,  or
22    efficiency of services  used  by  another  telecommunications
23    carrier;
24        (3)  unreasonably  denying  a request of another provider
25    for information regarding the technical design and  features,
26    geographic  coverage, information necessary for the design of
27    equipment,  and traffic capabilities of  the  local  exchange
28    network   except  for  proprietary  information  unless  such
29    information  is  subject  to  a  proprietary   agreement   or
30    protective order;
31        (4)  unreasonably  delaying  access in connecting another
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 1    telecommunications carrier  to  the  local  exchange  network
 2    whose product or service requires novel or specialized access
 3    requirements;
 4        (5)  unreasonably  refusing  or  delaying  access  by any
 5    person to another telecommunications carrier;
 6        (6)  unreasonably acting or failing to act  in  a  manner
 7    that  has  a  substantial  adverse  effect  on the ability of
 8    another telecommunications carrier to provide service to  its
 9    customers;
10        (7)  unreasonably  failing to offer services to customers
11    in a local exchange, where a  telecommunications  carrier  is
12    certificated  to  provide  service  and  has  entered into an
13    interconnection agreement for the provision of local exchange
14    telecommunications services, with  the  intent  to  delay  or
15    impede   the   ability   of   the  incumbent  local  exchange
16    telecommunications    carrier    to    provide     inter-LATA
17    telecommunications services; and
18        (8)  violating  the  terms  of  or  unreasonably delaying
19    implementation of an interconnection agreement  entered  into
20    pursuant to Section 252 of the federal Telecommunications Act
21    of  1996  in a manner that unreasonably delays or impedes the
22    availability of telecommunications services to consumers.
23    (Source: P.A. 90-185, eff. 7-23-97.)

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