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SB3 (BR864) - P. Hornback, D. Thayer, J. Adams, J. Bowen, C. Girdler, E. Harris, A. Kerr, J. Schickel, D. Seum, W. Westerfield, M. Wilson, M. Wise

     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 278.54611 and 278.5462 to conform.



     Jan 06, 2015 - introduced in Senate; to Committee on Committees (S); taken from Committee on Committees (S); 1st reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S)
     Jan 07, 2015 - taken from Committee on Committees (S); 2nd reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S); to Economic Development, Tourism & Labor (S)
     Feb 10, 2015 - reassigned to State & Local Government (S)
     Feb 11, 2015 - reported favorably, to Rules
     Feb 26, 2015 - taken from Rules; recommitted to Economic Development, Tourism & Labor (S)