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 Bill Status of SB3683  102nd General Assembly

Short Description:  BROADBAND ACCESS ACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Patrick J. Joyce - Dale Fowler - Christopher Belt - Cristina Castro - Antonio Muñoz, John F. Curran, Terri Bryant, David Koehler, Kimberly A. Lightford, Adriane Johnson, Meg Loughran Cappel, Karina Villa, Rachelle Crowe, Emil Jones, III and Laura M. Murphy

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2023SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
5 ILCS 140/7.5

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Illinois Broadband Deployment, Equity, Access, and Affordability Act of 2022. Provides that access to affordable, reliable, high-speed broadband service is essential to full participation in modern life in the State and throughout the United States. Defines terms. Provides that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity shall establish and implement a statewide broadband service grant program. Provides that the Department shall use money from the grant program only for the exclusive purpose of awarding grants to applicants for projects that are limited to the construction and deployment of broadband service into unserved areas in the State and for the Department's cost to administer the program. Provides that the Department shall not award grant money to a governmental entity or educational institution. Provides that the Department shall not, as a condition of an award of grant money, impose an open network architecture requirement, rate regulation, or other term or condition of service that differs from the applicant's terms or conditions of service in its other service areas. Includes provisions providing for the criteria for determining the award of funds, the information an applicant must provide for an application for a grant, the priority by which the Department shall follow in granting awards, and when the Department shall not award a grant to an applicant. Provides that when a grant is awarded, the Department shall provide notice on its website of each application receiving a grant. Provides that the Department shall require an applicant awarded a grant to submit a semi-annual report from the time the applicant receives the grant to 3 years after completion of the project. Makes a conforming change in the Freedom of Information Act. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  1/21/2022SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Patrick J. Joyce
  1/21/2022SenateFirst Reading
  1/21/2022SenateReferred to Assignments
  1/24/2022SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John F. Curran
  1/25/2022SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale Fowler
  1/25/2022SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
  1/31/2022SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  2/1/2022SenateAssigned to Executive
  2/8/2022SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Doris Turner
  2/10/2022SenateDo Pass Executive; 015-000-000
  2/10/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading February 15, 2022
  2/16/2022SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Terri Bryant
  2/24/2022SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  2/25/2022SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As March 11, 2022
  2/28/2022SenateSponsor Removed Sen. Doris Turner
  3/3/2022SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  3/9/2022SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Adriane Johnson
  3/9/2022SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Meg Loughran Cappel
  3/9/2022SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Karina Villa
  3/9/2022SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachelle Crowe
  3/10/2022SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  3/11/2022SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muñoz
  3/11/2022SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As March 25, 2022
  3/14/2022SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  3/25/2022SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As April 8, 2022
  5/10/2022SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments
  1/10/2023SenateSession Sine Die

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