SB 875 Telecommunications services; certificate.
William C. Wampler, Jr. | all patrons    ...    notes
| add to my profiles

Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Telecommunications services; certificate. Creates a statutory procedure for cities and towns that operate a municipal electric utility and obtain a certificate to operate as a telephone utility to offer cable television services. Before offering cable television services, a locality is required to (i) hold a preliminary public hearing, (ii) hire a consultant to perform a feasibility study, (iii) hold public hearings on the feasibility study, (iv) determine whether such study finds that certain revenue requirements can be met, and (v) hold a referendum. The municipality shall establish a separate department for operation of cable television services, and establish an enterprise fund to account for the provision of such services, and cross-subsidization is prohibited. The requirements of clauses (i) through (v) will not apply to a locality that had obtained a certificate to operate as a telephone utility and installed a cable television headend prior to December 31, 2002.

Full text:
01/08/03  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/07/03 030020556  pdf
01/20/03  Senate: Committee substitute printed 030045556-S1  pdf
01/23/03  Senate: Printed as engrossed 030045556-ES1  pdf
02/24/03  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB875ER)  pdf
03/27/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0677)  pdf

Amendments:
Senate amendments

Status:
01/08/03  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/07/03 030020556
01/08/03  Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/20/03  Senate: Reported from C. & L. with substitute (12-Y 1-N 1-A)
01/20/03  Senate: Committee substitute printed 030045556-S1
01/22/03  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/22/03  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (38-Y 0-N)
01/23/03  Senate: Read second time
01/23/03  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
01/23/03  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 030045556-S1
01/23/03  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
01/23/03  Senate: Amendments by Sen. Wampler agreed to
01/23/03  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee sub w/amds. 030045556-ES1
01/23/03  Senate: Printed as engrossed 030045556-ES1
01/24/03  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 1-N 1-A)
01/24/03  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (36-Y 1-N 1-A)
01/24/03  Senate: Communicated to House
01/29/03  House: Placed on Calendar
01/29/03  House: Read first time
01/29/03  House: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/11/03  House: Reported from Commerce and Labor (20-Y 1-N)
02/13/03  House: Read second time
02/14/03  House: Read third time
02/14/03  House: Passed House (96-Y 3-N)
02/14/03  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 3-N)
02/24/03  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB875ER)
02/26/03  House: Enrolled
02/26/03  House: Signed by Speaker
02/27/03  Senate: Signed by President
03/19/03  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 677 (effective 7/1/03)
03/27/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0677)