ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

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Bill No.:

HB-7270

Amendment Letter:

 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE EMERGENCY 9-1-1 SURCHARGE AND MISUSE OF THE E 9-1-1 SYSTEM.

Chair:

FONTANA, S.

Motion:

WILLIAMS, S.

Second:

HERLIHY, T.

Action:

Joint Favorable Substitute

Language Change:

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2007) As used in sections 1 to 3, inclusive, of this act:

(1) "Active prepaid wireless telephone service" means a prepaid wireless telephone service that has been used by the subscriber not earlier than the prior month to complete a telephone call for which the subscriber's card or balance has been decreased or an account that has a positive balance greater than the equivalent dollar amount to be assessed a fee to fund the enhanced emergency 9-1-1 program in accordance with section 16-256g of the general statutes

(2) "Prepaid wireless telephone service" means a wireless telephone service that is activated in advance by payment for a finite dollar amount of service or for a finite set of minutes that terminate either upon use by a subscriber and delivery by the wireless provider of an agreed upon amount of service corresponding to the total dollar amount paid in advance or within a certain period of time following the initial purchase or activation, unless additional payments are made.

(3) "Mobile telephone number" or "MTN" means the telephone number assigned to a wireless telephone at the time of activation.

(4) "Voice over Internet protocol telephone service" or "VOIP" means a service provided by companies that allows subscribers to place local and long distance telephone calls over the Internet and which has the following characteristics: enables real time, two-way voice communication; requires a broadband connection from the users' locations; requires IP-compatible customer premises equipment; and allows users generally to receive calls that originate on the public switched telephone network and to terminate calls on the public switched telephone.

(5) "Voice over Internet protocol telephone service provider" or "VOIP telephone service provider" means a company that provides local and long distance VOIP telephone service.

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. 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 of minutes greater than or equivalent to the fee to fund the enhanced emergency 9-1-1 program in accordance with section 16-256g of the general statutes as of the last day of each month and 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 sub

TOTALS

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Sen. Fonfara, J. S01

X

                 

Rep. Fontana, S. 087

X

                 

Sen. Duff, B. S25

     

X

           

Rep. Nardello, V. 089

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Sen. Herlihy, T. S08

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Rep. Williams, S. 068

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Rep. Altobello, E. 082

X

                 

Rep. Backer, T. 121

     

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Rep. Caron, M. 044

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Rep. DelGobbo, K. 070

     

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Rep. Fawcett, K. 133

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Rep. Ferrari, R. 062

 

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Rep. Genga, H. 010

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Rep. Gibbons, L. 150

     

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Rep. Kehoe, T. 031

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Rep. Mazurek, J. 080

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Rep. Miller, L. 122

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Rep. Morin, R. 028

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Rep. Ritter, E. 038

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Rep. Sayers, P. 060

     

X

           

Rep. Tercyak, P. 026

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Rep. Tong, W. 147

     

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Vote date:

4/3/2007 1:30:00 PM

Correction date:

04/04/2007 03:21 PM