Substitute for Raised S.B. No. 447
Session Year 2012


AN ACT MODERNIZING THE STATE'S TELECOMMUNICATIONS LAWS.

To remove the requirements for telecommunications providers and telephone companies to file certain tariffs with the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, to clarify for telecommunications companies when a document is considered filed, to eliminate the need for certain paper versions of filings and notifications, to clarify when audits are required, to change the process for withdrawal by a telephone company from providing a telecommunications service, to clarify the state's authority to regulate interconnected voice over Internet protocol service, to review certain video providers, to ensure funding for certain programming, to identify how certain funds provided for public access programming may be allocated, to enable out-of-state technicians to perform electrical work in the state during certain emergencies and to expand the areas in which telecommunications towers may be located.


Public Hearing Testimony

  Energy and Technology Committee