92nd General Assembly
Status of HB3243
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   220 ILCS 5/13-305 new                                                       
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   220 ILCS 5/Art. XIIIE heading new                                           
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   220 ILCS 5/13E-210 new                                                      

        Amends the Public Utilities  Act.  Requires  an  incumbent  local      
   exchange  carrier  to structurally separate its retail operations from      
   its wholesale operations in accordance with the  requirements  of  the      
   Commerce Commission. Provides that an incumbent local exchange carrier      
   is  the  telecommunications  carrier that on the effective date of the      
   federal  Telecommunications  Act  of  1996  provided  local   exchange      
   services  to  a  majority  of  the access lines in Illinois. Regulates      
   transactions  between  retail  affiliates  and  wholesale  affiliates.      
   Requires the Commission to begin proceedings to  implement  structural      
   separation  by  August  1,  2001  and  to  conclude the proceedings by      
   February 1, 2002. Requires the Commission to  report  to  the  General      
   Assembly  by  January 14, 2002 on the status of structural separation.      
   Requires telecommunications carriers that provide both competitive and      
   noncompetitive  services  to  make  detailed  network   infrastructure      
   reports to the Commerce Commission each month. Requires the Commission      
   to  perform  an  annual  network  infrastructure audit on all carriers      
   required to file network  infrastructure  reports.  Provides  for  the      
   Commission  to report its findings regarding network infrastructure to      
   the General Assembly  by  January  15  of  each  year.  Provides  that      
   incumbent  local  exchange  carriers  may  not declare any dividend or      
   distribution if the carrier is in violation of a Commission  order  or      
   is  subject  to  a  Commission  finding  of failure to meet structural      
   separation obligations. Effective July 1, 2001.                             
   MAR-01-2001  H  FILED WITH CLERK                                               
   MAR-01-2001  H  FIRST READING                                                  
   MAR-01-2001  H  REFERRED TO HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE        RULES                 
   MAR-06-2001  H       ASSIGNED TO COMMITTEE               TELECOM REWRI         
   MAR-16-2001  H  RE-REFERRED TO RULES COMM/RULE 19(A)     RULES         HRUL    
   JAN-07-2003  H  SESSION SINE DIE                                               


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