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 Bill Status of SB0041  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  SMALL WIRELESS FACILITIES ACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Suzy Glowiak Hilton - John Connor

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/16/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
50 ILCS 840/15was 50 ILCS 835/15
50 ILCS 840/45 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act. Provides that a wireless provider may be required to provide the following additional information when seeking a permit to collocate small wireless facilities: (i) a written affidavit signed by a radio frequency engineer with specified certifications; (ii) a written report that analyzes acoustic levels for the small wireless facility and all associated equipment; (iii) information showing the small wireless facility has received any required review by the FCC under the National Environmental Policy Act; and (iv) a certified copy of the original easement documents and other supporting documentation demonstrating that the applicant has the right to install, mount, maintain, and remove a small wireless facility and associated equipment in specified circumstances. Provides that an authority may propose that the small wireless facility be collocated on an existing utility pole or existing wireless support structure within 200 feet (rather than 100 feet) of the proposed collocation. In provisions prohibiting an authority from requiring an application, approval, or permit or requiring any fees or other charges from a communications service provider authorized to occupy the rights-of-way for the replacement of wireless facilities with wireless facilities that are substantially similar, clarifies when changes are not "substantially similar". Provides that an authority may adopt reasonable rules requiring providers to place above-ground small wireless facilities and associated equipment and to replace larger, more visually intrusive small wireless facilities with smaller, less visually intrusive facilities. Adds provisions concerning radio frequency compliance. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/29/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Suzy Glowiak Hilton
  1/29/2021SenateFirst Reading
  1/29/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/25/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. John Connor
  4/7/2021SenateAssigned to Energy and Public Utilities
  4/15/2021SenateTo Subcommittee on Future Cellular Development
  4/16/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

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