Bill Status of HB1047 94th General Assembly
Short Description: TELCOM UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND
Rep. Mary E. Flowers
| 1/9/2007||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
|220 ILCS 5/Art. XIIIE heading new|
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Public Utilities Act. Establishes the Universal Service Fund to provide a basic set of essential telecommunications services and access to advanced service capabilities to all customers in Illinois. Provides for an assessment upon telecommunications providers operating in Illinois. Provides for the Commerce Commission to administer the universal service programs. Requires the Commission to appoint a Universal Support Fund Council to advise the Commission concerning the administration of the universal service programs. Amends the State Finance Act to create the Universal Service Fund, a special fund in the State treasury. Effective January 1, 2006.