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 Bill Status of SB3173  103rd General Assembly


Short Description:  COUNTY/MUNI-BROADBAND PROJECTS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Donald P. DeWitte - Linda Holmes and Adriane Johnson

House Sponsors
(Rep. Anna Moeller and Dan Ugaste)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/15/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
55 ILCS 5/5-1189 new
65 ILCS 5/11-117-15 new
220 ILCS 5/13-202from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 13-202


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Counties Code and the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that a county or municipality may undertake local broadband projects and the provision of services in connection with local broadband projects, may lease infrastructure that it owns or controls relating to local broadband projects or services, may aggregate customers or demand for broadband services, and may apply for and receive funds or technical assistance to undertake local broadband projects to address the level of broadband access available to its businesses and residents. Provides that, to the extent that it seeks to serve as a retail provider of telecommunications services, the county or municipality must obtain appropriate certification from the Illinois Commerce Commission as a telecommunications carrier. Provides that certification of a county or municipality serving as a retail provider of telecommunication services is an exclusive power and function of the State. Amends the Public Utilities Act to make a conforming change.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
65 ILCS 5/11-117-15 new
220 ILCS 5/13-202

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Counties Code. Provides that a county may lease, license, or otherwise grant access to and use of infrastructure, including fiber optic cables, that the county owns or controls to public or private entities to facilitate the delivery of broadband services on the condition that the lease, license, access, or use: (1) be granted on a nondiscriminatory, nonexclusive, and competitively neutral basis; and (2) comply with all other State and federal laws, rules, and regulations, including, but not limited to, all applicable safety codes and requirements. Provides that the provisions apply to leases, licenses, or other agreements entered into, amended, or renewed on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/6/2024SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Donald P. DeWitte
  2/6/2024SenateFirst Reading
  2/6/2024SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/7/2024SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  3/12/2024SenateAssigned to Energy and Public Utilities
  3/12/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Donald P. DeWitte
  3/12/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/15/2024SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 5, 2024
  3/20/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Energy and Public Utilities
  3/22/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/22/2024SenateDo Pass as Amended Energy and Public Utilities; 014-000-000
  3/22/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 9, 2024
  4/9/2024SenateSecond Reading
  4/9/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 10, 2024
  4/10/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading **
  4/10/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Adriane Johnson
  4/12/2024SenateThird Reading - Passed; 059-000-000
  4/12/2024HouseArrived in House
  4/12/2024HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  4/15/2024HouseFirst Reading
  4/15/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Ugaste

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