91st General Assembly
Summary of SB1879
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Short description: 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS LAW 2005                                                

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Public Utilities Act. Removes the exemption for public      
   utilities owned by  political  subdivisions.    Removes  the  Commerce      
   Commission's  authority  to  require  public utilities to file monthly      
   earnings and expense reports.  Provides that reports made by a  public      
   utility  are  confidential  rather  than  open to the public.  Exempts      
   telecommunications   carriers   from   certain   Commerce   Commission      
   regulations   relating   to   intercorporate   transactions,   service      
   obligations, and  rates.    Provides  that  rates  for  noncompetitive      
   telecommunications  services  may  not  be  below the long-run service      
   incremental costs for those services.  Provides that local exchange or      
   interexchange private line  services,  internet  services,  and  other      
   services  are  not  telecommunications services.  Provides that market      
   share  shall  not  be  used  in  determining  the  classification   of      
   telecommunications  services.   Abolishes certain exemptions for small      
   carriers.  Provides  that  nondiscrimination  and  resale  of  service      
   requirements  apply  to  all  telecommunications  carriers. Delays the      
   repeal of the telecommunications Article of the Public  Utilities  Act      
   until July 1, 2005.  Effective immediately.                                 
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 01-01-09

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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