HB 2397 Public utilities; communications services.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Public utilities; communications services. Gives the State Corporation Commission the authority to enforce the provisions of law that permit a locality to offer communications services, including local telephone service, to customers. Localities that have obtained a certificate to offer local telephone service are required to file an annual report demonstrating that they have complied with the requirements of law regarding certain accounting practices. Localities offering qualifying communications services, including high-speed data and Internet services, are required to provide nondiscriminatory access to for-profit providers of communications services on a first-come, first-served basis, are prohibited from cross-subsidizing such services, and are prohibited from acquiring facilities for such services by eminent domain. The Commission may deem telephone services competitive on the basis of a category of customers, and the Commission may also determine bundles of competitive and noncompetitive services if the noncompetitive services are available separately.

Full text:
01/08/03  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/08/03 034794828  pdf
01/29/03  House: Committee substitute printed 030049828-H1  pdf | impact statement
02/27/03  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2397ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/27/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0711)  pdf

Status:
01/08/03  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/08/03 034794828
01/08/03  House: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/28/03  House: Reported from C. & L. with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
01/29/03  House: Committee substitute printed 030049828-H1
01/30/03  House: Read first time
01/31/03  House: Read second time
01/31/03  House: Committee substitute agreed to 030049828-H1
01/31/03  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute 030049828-H1
02/01/03  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/01/03  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
02/01/03  House: Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/01/03  House: Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/01/03  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE #2 (99-Y 0-N)
02/01/03  House: Communicated to Senate
02/03/03  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/03  Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/17/03  Senate: Reported from Commerce and Labor (13-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/18/03  Senate: Const. reading disp., passed by for the day (40-Y 0-N)
02/18/03  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (40-Y 0-N)
02/19/03  Senate: Read third time
02/19/03  Senate: Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/19/03  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (39-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/27/03  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2397ER)
03/05/03  House: Enrolled
03/05/03  House: Signed by Speaker
03/06/03  Senate: Signed by President
03/19/03  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 711 (effective 7/1/03)
03/27/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0711)