Bill Status of HB4758  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  BROADBAND ACCESS ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Rita Mayfield - Keith R. Wheeler - Frances Ann Hurley - Kambium Buckner - Seth Lewis, Anthony DeLuca, Ann M. Williams, Norine K. Hammond, Amy Elik, Randy E. Frese, Tim Butler, Joe Sosnowski, Katie Stuart, LaToya Greenwood, Jaime M. Andrade, Jr., Edgar Gonzalez, Jr., Kelly M. Cassidy, Dan Ugaste, Debbie Meyers-Martin, Ryan Spain, Nicholas K. Smith, Thaddeus Jones, Mark Luft, David A. Welter, C.D. Davidsmeyer and Thomas M. Bennett

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/11/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/24/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Rita Mayfield
  1/27/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/27/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/1/2022HouseAssigned to Appropriations-General Services Committee
  2/3/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith R. Wheeler
  2/3/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anthony DeLuca
  2/3/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  2/3/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  2/3/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Amy Elik
  2/3/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Randy E. Frese
  2/3/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Tim Butler
  2/3/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joe Sosnowski
  2/3/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
  2/3/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  2/3/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  2/7/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  2/7/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.
  2/7/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kambium Buckner
  2/7/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Seth Lewis
  2/7/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  2/7/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Ugaste
  2/14/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
  2/14/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ryan Spain
  2/17/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K. Smith
  2/17/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones
  2/18/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Luft
  2/18/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David A. Welter
  2/18/2022HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) February 25, 2022
  2/25/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  2/25/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer
  2/25/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas M. Bennett
  3/1/2022HouseAssigned to Appropriations-General Services Committee
  3/1/2022HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) March 31, 2022
  3/31/2022HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) April 8, 2022
  4/11/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee