Illinois Legislation

Posted on February 19, 2007 - 4:33pm.

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HB1500 - Active Read Bill

2/21/2007 House Filed with the Clerk by Rep. James D. Brosnahan
2/22/2007 House First Reading
2/22/2007 House Referred to Rules Committee
2/23/2007 House Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
2/23/2007 House Added Co-Sponsor Rep. JoAnn D. Osmond
2/23/2007 House Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Holbrook
2/27/2007 House Assigned to Telecommunications Committee
3/23/2007 House Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
3/29/2007 House Assigned to Telecommunications Committee
3/29/2007 House Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Extended-Rule April 30, 2007

(from Multichannel News) Allows statewide authorization for newcomers, would allow overbuilders to drop local agreements in favor of statewide franchises. The bill would hold only incumbent cable operators to current franchises until their statutory end dates. As written, the exemption in HB1500 would appear to benefit the second operator to market, such as RCN in Chicago, and providers with even newer local agreements, such as Verizon Communications, which negotiated a local pact with North Chicago, Ill.

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