BROADBAND/USF STUDY (NEW).

View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 854 (Public) Filed Thursday, April 11, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH COMMISSION TO STUDY ISSUES RELATING TO BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE IN RURAL COMMUNITIES AND CHANGES IN THE UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND USE AND REPORTING.
Intro. by Tine, Saine, Horn, Waddell.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate Action) (May 15 2013)
H 854

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: May 14 2013 - More information

    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 - More information

    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.


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