Comments: IL HB5596 | 2013-2014 | 98th General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Telecommunications Article of the Public Utilities Act. Provides that wireless carriers, nomadic interconnected voice over internet protocol (VoIP) service providers, and fixed or non-nomadic interconnected VoIP service providers shall participate in the Illinois Commerce Commission's program to provide telecommunications devices capable of servicing the needs of persons with a hearing or speech disability. Authorizes the Commission to establish a rate recovery mechanism for wireless carriers, nomadic VoIP service providers, and non-nomadic VoIP service providers. Deletes language that provides that an interconnected VoIP service shall not be considered an intrastate telecommunications service. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Failed) 2014-12-03 - Session Sine Die [HB5596 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

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