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HB152 (BR890) - R. Rand, J. Gooch Jr., J. Kay, R. Meyer, R. Palumbo, T. Pullin, S. Riggs, S. Santoro, K. Sinnette, T. Thompson, J. Tilley

     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; give utility option to substitute internet protocol or wireless service in some situations; provide that customers in some situations would have right to reject IP or wireless service and have their wireline restored; federal jurisdiction unaffected, especially over carrier to carrier issues; end PSC jurisdiction over consumer cellphone complaints; end PSC jurisdiction over consumer broadband complaints; retain PSC jurisdiction over wholesale issues, carrier to carrier, anti-competitive practices; amend KRS 278.54611and 278.5462 to conform.


HB152 - AMENDMENTS

     HFA1( J. Donohue ) - Amend to allow a customer to given written notice within 90 days that service is no longer wanted.
     HFA2( L. Clark ) - Amend to require a telephone utility operating under a price regulation plan pursuant to KRS 278.543 shall maintain workforce levels equal to number employed as of January 1, 2015, for five years after the date of election under this new section of KRS 278.
     HFA3( L. Clark ) - Require modifying utility to continue basic local exchange service to a housing unit which is connected to landline facilities in an urban exchange until the owner sells or disposes of the unit.
     HFA4( J. Jenkins ) - Amend to require Public Service Commission to identify utilities serving 15,000 or more housing units as of January 1, 2015.
     HFA5( J. Wayne ) - Require modifying utility to reinstate basic local exchange service where landline facilities exist.
     HFA6( J. Wayne ) - Restore PSC jurisdiction to resolve consumer complaints over landline services for modifying utilities.
     HFA7( J. Donohue ) - Amend to allow customers 90 days to give written notice that the service is no longer wanted.
     HFA8( J. Jenkins ) - Amend to allow a 90-day period for new IP-enabled wireline service; require notification at the time customer elects to try wireless service of any limitations of functions as compared to their existing landline service; allow unlimited period during which customer may revert to landline IP-enabled or basic local exchange service; require Public Service Commission to review the proposed language of the notification to ensure customer is properly notified regarding functionality limitations of the IP-enabled or wireless service.
     HFA9( J. Jenkins ) - Amend to allow a 90-day period for new IP-enabled wireline service; require notification at the time customer elects to try wireless service of any limitations of functions as compared to their existing landline service; allow unlimited period during which customer may revert to landline IP-enabled or basic local exchange service; require Public Service Commission to review the proposed language of the notification to ensure customer is properly notified regarding functionality limitations of the IP-enabled or wireless service.
     HFA10( R. Rand ) - Amend to make determination of exchange housing units as of January 1, 2015; amend to allow customers 60 days to give written notice that the service is no longer wanted.
     HFA11( J. Jenkins ) - Amend to allow a 90-day period for new IP-enabled wireline service; require notification at the time customer elects to try wireless service of any limitations of functions as compared to their existing landline service; allow unlimited period during which customer may revert to landline IP-enabled or basic local exchange service; require Public Service Commission to review the proposed language of the notification to ensure customer is properly notified regarding functionality limitations of the IP-enabled or wireless service.

     Jan 08, 2015 - introduced in House
     Jan 09, 2015 - to Economic Development (H)
     Feb 03, 2015 - posted in committee
     Feb 05, 2015 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 06, 2015 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 10, 2015 - floor amendments (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) and (8) filed ; taken from Rules; placed in the Orders of the Day
     Feb 12, 2015 - floor amendment (9) filed
     Feb 23, 2015 - floor amendments (10) and (11) filed
     Feb 24, 2015 - 3rd reading; floor amendments (3) (6) and (11) defeated ; passed 71-25 with floor amendment (10)
     Feb 25, 2015 - received in Senate
     Feb 26, 2015 - taken from Committee on Committees (S); 1st reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S)
     Feb 27, 2015 - taken from Committee on Committees (S); 2nd reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S)
     Mar 02, 2015 - to Economic Development, Tourism & Labor (S); reported favorably, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 2, 2015; 3rd reading, passed 30-3
     Mar 03, 2015 - received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 12, 2015 - signed by Governor (Acts ch. 002)