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(20 ILCS 405/405-272)
Bulk long distance telephone services for military personnel in military service.
(a) In this Section:
"Immediate family" means a service member's spouse residing in the service member's household, brothers and sisters of the whole or of the half blood, children, including adopted children and stepchildren, parents, and grandparents.
"Military service" means any full-time training or duty, no matter how described under federal or State law, for which a service member is ordered to report by the President, Governor of a state, commonwealth, or territory of the United States, or other appropriate military authority.
"Service member" means a resident of Illinois who is a member of any component of the U.S. Armed Forces or the National Guard of any state, the District of Columbia, a commonwealth, or a territory of the United States.
(b) The Department may enter into a contract to purchase bulk long distance telephone services and make them available at cost, or may make bulk long distance telephone services available at cost under any existing contract the Department has entered into, to persons in the immediate family of service members that have entered military service so that those persons in the service members' families can communicate with the service members. If the Department enters into a contract under this Section, it shall do so in accordance with the Illinois Procurement Code and in a nondiscriminatory manner that does not place any potential vendor at a competitive disadvantage.
(c) In order to be eligible to use bulk long distance telephone services purchased by the Department under this Section, a service member or person in the service member's immediate family must provide the Department with a copy of the orders calling the service member to military service in excess of 29 consecutive days and of any orders further extending the service member's period of military service.
(d) If the Department enters into a contract under this Section, the Department shall adopt rules as necessary to implement this Section.
(Source: P.A. 97-913, eff. 1-1-13.)