SB 1186 Revises power of political subdivisions to impose surcharges and provide telecommunication services and facilities
LR Number:4508L.07C Fiscal Note:4508-07
Committee:Local Government and Economic Development
Last Action:05/17/02 - H Calendar S Bills for Third Reading w/HCS Journal page:
Title:HCS SB 1186
Effective Date:August 28, 2002
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Current Bill Summary

HCS/SB 1186 - This act prohibits any constitutional charter city from enacting, absent explicit statutory authority, an ordinance, regulation or resolution that would impose a surcharge or fee for the benefit of a political subdivision other than the city itself.

The act removes the August 28, 2002 sunset date from the provisions that prohibited political subdivisions from providing or selling telecommunications services for which a certificate of service authority is required from the Public Service Commission. Political subdivisions are permitted to allow non-discriminatory use of its right-of-ways. Municipal utilities are allowed to provide telecommunications providers access to telecommunications services and facilities on a non-discriminatory, competitively- neutral basis at a price that covers cost.