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SB 99 (BR 1107) - P. Hornback, J. Carpenter

     AN ACT relating to telecommunications.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 278 to modify the telecommunications deregulation plan in KRS 278.541 et.seq.; end most Public Service Commission authority over exchanges with 15,000 or more housing units; for less populous exchanges, PSC jurisdiction reduced and obligation to provide basic local exchange (wireline) service is reduced; utility would have option to substitute internet protocol or wireless service in some situations; customers in some situations would have the right to reject IP or wireless service and have their wireline restored; remove PSC jurisdiction over transfer of ownership or control of telecoms who adopt these modifications; eliminate PSC control and city control over consolidation of telecom operations within a city; federal jurisdiction, especially over carrier to carrier issues unaffected; end PSC jurisdiction over consumer cellphone complaints; end PSC jurisdiction over consumer broadband complaints; amend KRS 278.54611 to conform.

SB 99 - AMENDMENTS


     SCS - Retain most original provisions; delete subsection which would exempt modifying utilities from parts of KRS 278.020 and KRS 278.510; retain Public Service Commission and local government jurisdiction over transfers of ownership or control of telephone utilities; other technical and conforming changes.
     HCS - Retain most original language; make technical corrections; clarify definition of IP-enabled service; provide that commissionís current jurisdiction remain unchanged, as it relates to wholesale issues, carrier-to-carrier, anti-competitive practices.
     HFA (1, L. Clark) - Amend to allow the Public Service Commission to retain the ability to take certain actions in the resolution of consumer complaints; require modifying utilities to offer voice service at a location at which landline facilities do not exist as of the effective date of this Act; allow a customer 90 days to give written notice to the modifying utility that the customer no longer wants the IP-enabled service or wireless service and return to basic local exchange service.
     HFA (2/P, G. Stumbo) - Amend KRS 337.010 to raise the amount of annual gross volume of sales that is exempted from minimum wage; amend KRS 337.275 to raise the state minimum wage to $8.10 per hour on July 1, 2014, $9.15 per hour on July 1, 2015, and $10.10 per hour on July 1, 2016; amend KRS 337.420 to define "equivalent jobs" as those that are equal under the federal Equal Pay Act, or jobs that are dissimilar but equivalent in skill, effort, responsibility, and working conditions; amend KRS 337.423 to prohibit wage discrimination on the basis of sex, race, or national origin by prohibiting wage differentials for employees who perform equivalent jobs; provide exceptions for wage differentials based on seniority or merit systems, systems that measure wages by quantity or quality of production, and factors other than sex, race, or national origin; amend KRS 337.425 to require the promulgation of administrative regulations to specify criteria for determining jobs that are dominated by employees of a particular sex, race, or national origin, and acceptable methodology for determining equivalent skill, effort, responsibility, and working conditions; require that the promulgation occur on or before July 1, 2015; amendments to KRS 337.423 effective July 1, 2016; declare an EMERGENCY for Sections 4 and 5 and effective upon approval of the governor.
     HFA (3/P, G. Stumbo) - Amend KRS 337.010 to raise the amount of annual gross volume of sales that is exempted from minimum wage; amend KRS 337.275 to raise the state minimum wage to $8.10 per hour on July 1, 2014, $9.15 per hour on July 1, 2015, and $10.10 per hour on July 1, 2016; amend KRS 337.420 to define "equivalent jobs" as those that are equal under the federal Equal Pay Act, or jobs that are dissimilar but equivalent in skill, effort, responsibility, and working conditions; amend KRS 337.423 to prohibit wage discrimination on the basis of sex, race, or national origin by prohibiting wage differentials for employees who perform equivalent jobs; provide exceptions for wage differentials based on seniority or merit systems, systems that measure wages by quantity or quality of production, and factors other than sex, race, or national origin; amend KRS 337.425 to require the promulgation of administrative regulations to specify criteria for determining jobs that are dominated by employees of a particular sex, race, or national origin, and acceptable methodology for determining equivalent skill, effort, responsibility, and working conditions; require that the promulgation occur on or before July 1, 2015; amendments to KRS 337.423 effective July 1, 2016; declare an EMERGENCY for Sections 4 and 5 and effective upon approval of the governor.
     HFA (4/Title, G. Stumbo) - Make title amendment.
     HFA (5, S. Westrom) - Amend to allow Public Service Commission to assist in the resolution of consumer complaints.
     HFA (6, S. Westrom) - Allow a customer 60 days to give written notice to the modifying utility that the customer no longer wants the IP-enabled service or wireless service and return to basic local exchange service.

     Jan 24-introduced in Senate
     Jan 28-to Economic Development, Tourism & Labor (S); taken from Economic Development, Tourism & Labor (S); 1st reading; returned to Economic Development, Tourism & Labor (S)
     Jan 29-taken from Economic Development, Tourism & Labor (S); 2nd reading; returned to Economic Development, Tourism & Labor (S)
     Jan 30-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute ; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, January 30, 2014; 3rd reading, passed 34-4 with Committee Substitute
     Jan 31-received in House
     Feb 3-to Economic Development (H)
     Mar 11-posted in committee
     Mar 13-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 14-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 20-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 21, 2014
     Mar 24-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 27-floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendments (3) and (4-title) filed
     Apr 14-floor amendments (5) and (6) filed to Committee Substitute

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