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SB 0746 - Communications Companies - Universal Service Trust Fund - Surcharge
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Sponsor: Senator Middleton
Last Action: 5/22/2012 - Approved by the Governor - - Chapter 571
Senate Committee: Senate Committee on Finance
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BILL INFO-2012 Regular Session-SB 746
2012 Regular Session

SENATE BILL 746

File Code: Utility Regulation Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 1087
Sponsored By:
Senator Middleton
Entitled:
Communications Companies - Universal Service Trust Fund - Surcharge

Synopsis:

Expanding the services that are subject to the Universal Service Trust Fund surcharge; requiring the surcharge to be applied to specified bills and to be payable at a specified time; altering the maximum amount of a specified surcharge; requiring the Secretary of Information Technology to direct specified companies to add the surcharge to bills for services under specified circumstances; requiring specified companies to act as collection agents for the Fund and to remit proceeds to the Comptroller for deposit; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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Senate Action
2/3
First Reading Finance
2/9
Hearing 3/6 at 1:00 p.m.
3/29

Favorable with Amendments Report by Finance
3/25
Favorable with Amendments {417573/1 Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/26
Third Reading Passed (33-13)
4/2
Senate Concur - House Amendments
Third Reading Passed (33-13)
Passed Enrolled
House Action
3/27
First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
4/4
Re-referred Economic Matters
4/5
Favorable with Amendments Report by Economic Matters
3/31
Favorable with Amendments {773890/1 Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
4/2
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (91-39)
Action after passage in Senate and House
5/22
Approved by the Governor
- Chapter 571

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Communications -see also- Language; Telecommun & Info Tech
Disabilities -see also- Blind; Deaf; Developmental
Equipment -see also- Motor Vehicle Equipment
Fees -see also- Attys' Fees; Devt Fees & Taxes; Reimb Rates.
Information Technology, Department of
Public Service Commission
Revenue and Taxes -see also- Dev Fees &Taxes; specific tax
Telecommunications and Information Technology
Telephones
Utilities -see also- High Voltage Lines; Telephones; Water

Bill affects the following Statutes:

State Finance and Procurement
( 3A-501 , 3A-501 , 3A-504 , 3A-506 , 3A-601 , 3A-602 , 3A-606 )

Documents

All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled, Chapter
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments:
Senate
Number: 417573/01     Offered on: March 29, 2012   at: 10:43 a.m.     Status: Adopted
House
Number: 773890/01     Offered on: April 5, 2012   at: 11:36 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Committee Votes :
Senate
Finance
House
Economic Matters
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
Senate
March 26, 2012: Third Reading Passed (33-13)
April 2, 2012: Third Reading Passed (33-13)
House
April 2, 2012: Third Reading Passed (91-39)