90th General Assembly
Summary of HB0714
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Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Telecommunications Article  of  the  Public  Utilities      
   Act.     Provides  that  telecommunications services may be offered in      
   packages or bundles of services.  Prohibits the use of market share as      
   evidence for the determination  of  the  classification  of  services.      
   Prohibits  the  denial  of  a  classification  or  reclassification of      
   service as competitive solely because of differences in technology  or      
   dialing  arrangements.   Permits  rates to be increased upon filing of      
   the  rate  and  notice   to   affected   customers.   Authorizes   any      
   telecommunications   carrier   to  negotiate  to  provide  competitive      
   services.   Effective immediately.                                          
          FISCAL NOTE (Ill. Commerce Commission)                               
          Fiscal impact is estimated to be minimal.                            
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Replaces the title and  everything  after  the  enacting  clause.      
   Revises  the  bill  to  provide  that the price of bundled packages of      
   services may not be below the prices of noncompetitive unbundled ele-       
   ments used by competitors to provide a similar package of service to        
   its customers. Provides that the propriety of a classification may be       
   challenged  by the Commission only within 180 days after the filing or      
   within 180 days after a complaint is filed by another party.  Requires      
   complaints to be filed within 2 years after the classifying tariff  is      
   filed.  Effective immediately.                                              
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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