HB 477/LM (BR 1367) - C. Geveden, R. Adkins, B. Ausmus, III, E. Ballard, S. Baugh, K. Bratcher, B. Buckingham, Dw. Butler, S. Cave, L. Clark, P. Clark, B. Colter, R. Crimm, T. Feeley, D. Horlander, C. Miller, R. Palmer, R. Palumbo, M. Rader, C. Siler, J. Stacy, G. Tapp, J. Thompson, C. Walton
AN ACT relating to the provision of telecommunication services by municipalities and municipal utilities.
Amend KRS 278.010 to delete (3)(e) and to define "municipal utility" as a utility owned, operated, and controlled directly or indirectly by a municipality, or by a corporation, partnership, joint venture, interlocal agreement, board, commission, or other entity the directors of which are appointed, in whole or part, by the municipality; define "telephone utility" and "municipality"; provide that a municipality or municipal utility providing or planning to provide telecommunications services shall be subject to regulation by the Public Service Commission of Kentucky in the same manner as other nonmunicipal providers of telecommunications services and shall be considered a "telephone utility"; specify that the Public Service Commission shall have jurisdiction over municipalities and municipal utilities providing telecommunications services to ensure fair competition; allow the commission to promulgate administrative regulations pursuant to KRS Chapter 13A.
HB 477 - AMENDMENTS
HCS/LM - Create new section of KRS Chapter 96 to subject the telecommunications portion of a municipal utility to regulation by the Public Service Commission; amend KRS Chapter 96.170 to allow a city of the third class to provide telecommunication service and to require that the telecommunication service be subject to regulation of the Public Service Commission; amend KRS Chapter 96.190 to allow a city of the fourth class to provide telecommunication service and to require that the telecommunication service be subject to regulation by the Public Service Commission; amend KRS Chapter 96.520 to allow a city of the second, third, fourth fifth or sixth class that provides telecommunication service be subject to regulation by the Public Service Commission; amend KRS Chapter 278.010 to remove a municipal utility that provides telephone service from the exemptions that apply to other utility services.
HCA (1, C. Geveden) - Amend Section 1 to allow any city to provide telecommunications service; amend Sections 2 to 4 to provide that only telephone service will be regulated by the Public Service Commission.
HFA (1, C. Geveden) - Technical correction in Section 1 to change the reference to Section 4 to Section 5.
Jan 26-introduced in House
Jan 27-to Tourism Development and Energy (H); posted in committee
Feb 8-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1)
Feb 9-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 10, 2000
Feb 10-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Feb 16-3rd reading, passed 87-12 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1), floor amendment (1)
Feb 17-received in Senate
Feb 22-to Agriculture and Natural Resources (S)
Feb 24-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
Feb 25-2nd reading, to Rules
Feb 28-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 2, 2000
Mar 2-3rd reading, passed 38-0
Mar 3-received in House; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
Mar 6-enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor
Mar 14-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 101)