(a) By June first of each year, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority shall conduct a proceeding to determine the amount of the monthly fee to be assessed against each subscriber of: (1) Local telephone service, (2) commercial mobile radio service, as defined in 47 CFR Section 20.3, and (3) voice over Internet protocol service, as defined in section 28-30b, to fund the development and administration of the enhanced emergency 9-1-1 program and the firefighters cancer relief program established pursuant to section 7-313j. The authority shall base such fee on the findings of the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, pursuant to subsection (c) of section 28-24, taking into consideration any existing moneys available in the Enhanced 9-1-1 Telecommunications Fund. The authority shall consider the progressive wire line inclusion schedule contained in the final report of the task force to study enhanced 9-1-1 telecommunications services established by public act 95-318*. The authority shall not approve any fee (A) greater than seventy-five cents per month per access line, (B) that does not include the progressive wire line inclusion schedule, or (C) for commercial mobile radio service, as defined in 47 CFR Section 20.3 that includes the progressive wire line inclusion schedule.
Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 16-256g
- Authority: means the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority and "department" means the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
- month: means a calendar month, and the word "year" means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
- Telecommunications company: means a person that provides telecommunications service, as defined in section 16-247a, within the state, but shall not mean a person that provides only (A) private telecommunications service, as defined in section 16-247a, (B) the one-way transmission of video programming or other programming services to subscribers, (C) subscriber interaction, if any, which is required for the selection of such video programming or other programming services, (D) the two-way transmission of educational or instructional programming to a public or private elementary or secondary school, or a public or independent institution of higher education, as required by the authority pursuant to a community antenna television company franchise agreement, or provided pursuant to a contract with such a school or institution which contract has been filed with the authority, or (E) a combination of the services set forth in subparagraphs (B) to (D), inclusive, of this subdivision. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
(b) Each telephone or telecommunications company providing local telephone service, each provider of commercial mobile radio service and each provider of voice over Internet protocol service shall assess against each subscriber, the fee established by the authority pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, which shall be remitted to the office of the State Treasurer for deposit into the Enhanced 9-1-1 Telecommunications Fund established pursuant to section 28-30a, not later than the fifteenth day of each month. To the extent permitted by federal law, on and after February 1, 2017, and not later than the fifteenth day of each month thereafter, an amount equal to one cent per month per access line shall be remitted from the fees imposed under this section to the office of the State Treasurer for deposit in the firefighters cancer relief account established pursuant to section 7-313h.
(c) The fee imposed under this section shall not apply to any prepaid wireless telecommunications service, as defined in section 28-30b.