92nd General Assembly
Summary of HB3121
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Short description: 
TELECOM CONSUMER CHOICE LAW                                                

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Telecommunications Article  of  the  Public  Utilities      
   Act.  Creates  the  Telecommunications  Consumer  Choice  Law of 2001.      
   Provides that all  interconnection  agreements  between  an  incumbent      
   local  exchange  carrier and any other telecommunications carrier must      
   be filed  with  the  Commerce  Commission  as  a  tariff.  Allows  any      
   telecommunications   carrier   to   order   any   offering   from   an      
   interconnection agreement or any other tariff regardless of whether or      
   not  that  telecommunications  carrier  has  its  own  interconnection      
   agreement.  Establishes  criteria  for  classification of a service as      
   competitive.    Prohibits    alternative    forms    of     regulation      
   (non-ratemaking)  for  incumbent  local  exchange carriers that do not      
   comply with structural separation requirements  that require  separate      
   subsidiaries  for  the  provision  of  competitive  services.  Removes      
   exemption  from  the enforcement procedures applicable to certain Bell      
   operating companies. Increases authorized penalties  from  $30,000  to      
   $1,000,000. Imposes obligations upon incumbent local exchange carriers      
   with  respect to interconnection, collocation, and network elements of      
   service. Provides for the repeal of the Telecommunications Article  on      
   July  1,  2007 rather than July 1, 2001. Amends the Illinois Antitrust      
   Act. Provides that a violation of interconnection  obligations  by  an      
   incumbent  local  exchange  carrier  is a prima facie violation of the      
   Act. Abolishes an exemption for certain telecommunications  activities      
   under the Public Utilities Act. Effective immediately.                      
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: JAN-07-2003

           Location: House

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


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