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General Assembly

Amendment

 

January Session, 2007

LCO No. 7424

   
 

*HB0727007424HDO*

Offered by:

 

REP. DARGAN, 115th Dist.

 

To: Subst. House Bill No. 7270

File No. 539

Cal. No. 158

Strike lines 4 to 6 in their entirety, and substitute the following in lieu thereof: "wireless telephone service that has an account"

Strike section 2 in its entirety and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Sec. 2. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2007) Each active prepaid wireless telephone service provider shall assess a fee against each subscriber to fund the enhanced emergency 9-1-1 program in accordance with section 16-256g of the general statutes, as amended by this act. Each active prepaid wireless telephone service provider shall remit each month to the office of the State Treasurer for deposit in the Enhanced 9-1-1 Telecommunications Fund, established pursuant to section 28-30a of the general statutes one of the following: The fee described in subdivision (1) of this section or the amount determined pursuant to subdivision (2) of this section.

(1) Such fee shall be remitted based upon each prepaid wireless telephone number or account associated with this state, for each prepaid wireless telephone service subscriber that has a positive balance greater than or equivalent to the fee to fund the enhanced emergency 9-1-1 program pursuant to section 16-256g of the general statutes, as amended by this act, as of the last day of each month. Such fee shall be collected from the subscriber in any manner consistent with the wireless telephone provider's existing operating or technological abilities, such as subscriber address, location associated with the MTN or other reasonable allocation method based upon comparable relevant data. The fee or an equivalent number of minutes may be deducted from the subscriber's account if direct billing is not practicable. Collection of the fee by reduction of value or minutes from the prepaid subscriber's account does not constitute a reduction in the sales prices for purposes of the taxes that are collected at the point of sale.

(2) An amount shall be remitted each month that is determined by dividing the total of earned prepaid wireless telephone services revenue received through the end of the month from the prepaid wireless telephone service accounts with an assigned telephone number associated with this state by forty and multiplying the result by the amount of the fee. "

In line 59, strike "act, and each" and substitute "act. Each" in lieu thereof

In line 60, after "9" insert "and chapter 518a of the general statutes, provided the provisions of such chapter are not addressed by, or not inconsistent with, federal law or regulations,"

In line 106, after "9" insert "and chapter 518a provided the provisions of such chapter are not addressed by, or are not inconsistent with, federal law or regulations, regarding the provision of enhanced 9-1-1 service in the state of Connecticut"