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HB 1779 - Regulation of Telecommunications Services - Key Vote

Missouri Key Votes

Shane Schoeller voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Shane Schoeller made in this general time period.

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Stage Details

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (121-26) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (32-1) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (130-22) - (Key vote)

Title: Regulation of Telecommunications Services

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that changes the way the public service commission determines rate limits and other policies for telecommunication service companies.

Highlights:
- Classifies companies with 55 percent or more of their subscribers located in competitive areas as competitive (Section A). - Allows competitive companies to increase rates for basic services in non-competitive areas so long as increases don't exceed the statewide average in competitive exchanges after a four-year period during which annual increases don't exceed $2.50 a month per line (Section A). - Allows competitive companies to forgo compliance with customer billing rules, network and maintenance rules, and rules requiring the recording and submitting of service objectives or surveillance levels (Section A). - Maintains the Public Service Commission's authority to hear and resolve customer complaints and reimpose these rules if a company is providing inadequate services or violating customer rights (Section A). - Includes interconnected Voice Over Internet Protocol services in the state's definition of telecommunication services, subject to oversight (Section A). - Considers all intrastate operator and directory services competitive on a statewide basis (Section A). - Substitute offered by House Committee on Utilities.
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Regulation of Telecommunications Services

Sponsors

  • Edgar G. H. 'Ed' Emery (MO - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Joe Aull (MO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Walter R. 'Walt' Bivins Jr. (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Shannon Cooper (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jane D. Cunningham (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bill Deeken (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Gary Dusenberg (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Sally A. Faith (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Barney Fisher (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Timothy 'Tim' Flook (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Tony George (MO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Will Kraus (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike McGhee (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jerry Nolte (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles R. 'Chuck' Portwood (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bryan Pratt (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronald F. 'Ron' Richard (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph M. 'Joe' Smith (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Steven Tilley (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James 'Jim' Viebrock (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Billy Pat Wright (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Brian David Yates (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
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