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SB 135 (BR 1280) - P. Hornback, A. Kerr, J. Carpenter, D. Parrett, J. Pendleton, K. Winters

     AN ACT relating to telecommunications.
     Amend KRS 278.542 and 278.543 to eliminate Public Service Commission jurisdiction overrates for basic local exchange telephone service after 60 months; limit PSC ability to investigate telecom issues on its own motion; exempt electing utilities from KRS 278.160 relating to filing and displaying of schedules of rates and conditions of service; exempt electing utilities from KRS 278.170 relating to discrimination as to rates or service; exempt electing utilities from KRS 278.180 relating to changes in rates and how they are made; exempt electing utilities from KRS 278.250 relating to PSC investigation of the condition of the utility, exempt electing utilities from KRS 278.542 (1)(l) relating to PSC involvement in the setting of performance objectives; exempt electing utilities from KRS 278.544(2) relating to telephone utilities provision of optional features on a stand alone basis to basic service customers; relieve electing utility from obligation to provide service where any other carrier offering any kind of voice service exists; allow electing utilities to satisfy an obligation to provide voice service with any technology or service arrangement; eliminate all obligation to provide service after June 30, 2013; amend KRS 278.54611 to remove PSC responsibility to develop cellphone standards and require that FCC standards be applied; eliminate requirement that these standards apply to carriers of last resort; amend KRS 278.5462 to limit PSC authority in resolution of broadband complaints

     Feb 2-introduced in Senate
     Feb 7-to Economic Development, Tourism & Labor (S)
     Mar 5-taken from Economic Development, Tourism & Labor (S); 1st reading; returned to Economic Development, Tourism & Labor (S)

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