HB0999 (CH0532)

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Public Utilities - Telephone Lifeline Service - Revisions

Sponsored by:

Delegate Davis


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 532

Synopsis:Providing that a specified local telephone company provide "lifeline" to qualifying low-income consumers under specified circumstances; repealing a requirement that a telephone company charge an eligible subscriber a percentage of a specified tariff under specified circumstances; requiring the Department of Human Resources to provide specified information to local telephone companies to the extent allowed by State law in addition to federal law and until specified eligibility is determined; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegate Davis
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0649
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): July 1, 2017
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Broad Subject(s):Utility Regulation
Narrow Subject(s):Consumer Protection -see also- Unfair Trade Practices
Federal Government
Human Resources, Department of
Prices -see also- Consumer Price Index
Utilities -see also- High Voltage Lines; Telephones; Water
Statutes:Article - Public Utilities

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November 28, 2017 1:04 P.M.