92nd General Assembly
Summary of HB0492
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Short description: 
TELECOM COMPETITIVE SERVICES                                               

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Public Utilities Act and the  Telephone  Company  Act.      
   Reduces  from  45  to 30 days the notice required before rate changes.      
   Expands the scope of the record upon which Commission decisions may be      
   based.   Requires  parties  to  report  communications  with  Commerce      
   Commission  personnel.  Establishes  a  mandatory  dispute  resolution      
   process for retail customer  complaints.   Excludes  various  services      
   from  the  scope  of  telecommunications  services  regulated  by  the      
   Commission.   Eliminates   the  classification  of  telecommunications      
   services.  Provides  for  the  deregulation  of  optional  residential      
   services  and  all business services.  Limits the ratemaking authority      
   of the Commission.  Provides for the repeal of the  Telecommunications      
   Article  on  July  1,  2006  rather  than  July  1,  2001.   Effective      
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: JAN-07-2003

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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