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Full Text of HB2380  102nd General Assembly


Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.

Filed: 3/12/2021





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2380 as follows:
3on page 1, line 5, after "Sections", by inserting "13-406,";
5on page 1, immediately below line 5, by inserting the
7    "(220 ILCS 5/13-406)  (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 13-406)
8    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2021)
9    Sec. 13-406. Abandonment of service.
10    (a) No telecommunications carrier offering or providing
11noncompetitive telecommunications service pursuant to a valid
12Certificate of Service Authority or certificate of public
13convenience and necessity shall discontinue or abandon such
14service once initiated until and unless it shall demonstrate,
15and the Commission finds, after notice and hearing, that such



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1discontinuance or abandonment will not deprive customers of
2any necessary or essential telecommunications service or
3access thereto and is not otherwise contrary to the public
4interest. No telecommunications carrier offering or providing
5competitive telecommunications service shall completely
6discontinue or abandon such service to an identifiable class
7or group of customers once initiated except upon 60 days
8notice to the Commission and affected customers. The
9Commission may, upon its own motion or upon complaint,
10investigate the proposed discontinuance or abandonment of a
11competitive telecommunications service and may, after notice
12and hearing, prohibit such proposed discontinuance or
13abandonment if the Commission finds that it would be contrary
14to the public interest. If the Commission does not provide
15notice of a hearing within 60 calendar days after the
16notification or holds a hearing and fails to find that the
17proposed discontinuation or abandonment would be contrary to
18the public interest, the provider may discontinue or abandon
19such service after providing at least 30 days' days notice to
20affected customers. This Section does not apply to a Large
21Electing Provider proceeding under Section 13-406.1.
22    (b) A Small Electing Provider may choose to cease offering
23or providing a telecommunications service pursuant to either
24this Section or Section 13-406.1 of this Act in the same manner
25as a Large Electing Provider. A Small Electing Provider that
26elects to cease offering or providing a telecommunications



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1service pursuant to Section 13-406.1 shall be subject to all
2of the provisions that apply to a Large Electing Provider
3under Section 13-406.1. In this subsection (b), "Small
4Electing Provider" means an incumbent local exchange carrier,
5as defined in Section 13-202.5 of this Act, that is an Electing
6Provider, as defined in Section 13-506.2 of this Act, and
7that, together with all of its incumbent local exchange
8carrier affiliates offering telecommunications services within
9the State of Illinois, has fewer than 40,000 subscriber access
10lines as of January 1, 2020.
11(Source: P.A. 100-20, eff. 7-1-17.)".