(50 ILCS 751/35)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2015)
Sec. 35. Wireless Carrier Reimbursement Fund; reimbursement.
(a) To recover costs from the Wireless Carrier Reimbursement Fund, the wireless carrier shall submit sworn invoices to the Illinois Commerce Commission. In no event may any invoice for payment be approved for (i) costs that are not related to compliance with the requirements established by the wireless enhanced 9-1-1 mandates of the Federal Communications Commission, or (ii) costs with respect to any wireless enhanced 9-1-1 service that is not operable at the time the invoice is submitted.
(b) If in any month the total amount of invoices submitted to the Illinois Commerce Commission and approved for payment exceeds the amount available in the Wireless Carrier Reimbursement Fund, wireless carriers that have invoices approved for payment shall receive a pro-rata share of the amount available in the Wireless Carrier Reimbursement Fund based on the relative amount of their approved invoices available that month, and the balance of the payments shall be carried into the following months until all of the approved payments are made.
(c) A wireless carrier may not receive payment from the Wireless Carrier Reimbursement Fund for its costs of providing wireless enhanced 9-1-1 services in an area when a unit of local government or emergency telephone system board provides wireless 9-1-1 services in that area and was imposing and collecting a wireless carrier surcharge prior to July 1, 1998.
(d) The Illinois Commerce Commission shall maintain detailed records of all receipts and disbursements and shall provide an annual accounting of all receipts and disbursements to the Auditor General.
(e) The Illinois Commerce Commission must annually review the balance in the Wireless Carrier Reimbursement Fund as of June 30 of each year and shall direct the Comptroller to transfer into the Wireless Services Emergency Fund for distribution in accordance with Section 25 of this Act any amount in excess of the amount of deposits into the Fund for the 24 months prior to June 30 less:
(1) the amount of paid and payables received by June
30 for the 24 months prior to June 30 as determined eligible under subsection (a) of this Section;
(2) the administrative costs associated with the Fund
for the 24 months prior to June 30; and
(3) the prorated portion of any other adjustments
made to the Fund in the 24 months prior to June 30.
After making the calculation required under this subsection (e), each carrier's available balance for purposes of reimbursements must be adjusted using the same calculation.
(f) The Illinois Commerce Commission shall adopt rules to govern the reimbursement process.
(g) On January 1, 2008 (the effective date of Public Act 95-698), or as soon thereafter as practical, the State Comptroller shall order transferred and the State Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $8,000,000 from the Wireless Carrier Reimbursement Fund to the Wireless Service Emergency Fund. That amount shall be used by the Illinois Commerce Commission to make grants in the manner described in Section 25 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-634, eff. 6-6-14.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015