Bill Summaries: H854 (2013-2014 Session)

  • Summary date: May 14 2013 - View summary

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Deletes proposed GS 62-36.2, whichspecified reporting requirements for telecommunications service providers required to contribute to the Universal Service Fund under the Telecommunications Act of 1992, as amended.Instead, authorizes the Legislative Research Commission (Commission)to study broadband infrastructure in rural communities. Specifies issues that the Commission is to study.Allows the Commission to make an interim report to the 2013 General Assembly when itreconvenes in 2014 and require it to make its final report to the 2015 General Assembly when it convenes.

    Rewrites the long and short title of this act.

  • Summary date: Apr 15 2013 - View summary

    Enacts new GS 62-36.2, as the title indicates. Also allows the Utilities Commission to issue an order canceling or suspending any certificate of convenience and necessity 30 days after the date of the service of the order for failing to file the required annual report at the time it was due.
    Applies to all universal service support payments distributed on or after December 31, 2013.