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SB 119 (BR 1287) - S. Gregory

     AN ACT relating to reorganization.
     Abolish the Division of Administration and the Division of Business Filings in the Office of the Secretary of State; create the Office of Administration, Office of Business, and Office of Elections, and describe duties of the offices; confirm Secretary of State Executive Order 2012-01.


     HFA (1/P, J. Hoover) - Retain original provisions and create a new section of KRS 278.541 to 278.544 to establish an alternative regulation plan for telephone utilities that operate under the price regulation plan in KRS 278.543; eliminate Public Service Commission regulation of terms, conditions, rates, and availability of service, except basic local exchange service; require electing utilities to continue to offer basic local exchange service to existing customers in some exchanges; provide that an electing utility may be relieved of that obligation if there is alternative service available; exempt an electing utility from KRS 278.020(5) and (6), relating to commission approval of change of ownership or control, KRS 278.230(1) and (2), relating to commission access to utility books and records, KRS 278.250, relating to the commission's right to investigate the condition of the utility, and KRS 278.510, relating to commission approval of consolidation with other utilities; amend KRS 278.54611 to remove commission jurisdiction over resolution of consumer complaints and end commission authority to develop standards for eligible telecommunications carriers; provide that the commission may ensure that carriers comply with FCC rules; amend KRS 278.5462 to end commission jurisdiction over consumer complaints concerning broadband service.
     HFA (2/Title, J. Hoover) - Make title amendment.

     Feb 7-introduced in Senate
     Feb 11-to State & Local Government (S)
     Feb 20-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Feb 21-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, February 22, 2013
     Feb 22-3rd reading, passed 36-0
     Feb 25-received in House
     Feb 26-to State Government (H); posted in committee
     Feb 28-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 1-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 4-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 6, 2013
     Mar 5-floor amendments (1) and (2-title) filed ; taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day

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