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1296Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20000330Primary Sponsor: BauerAll Sponsors: Bauer and WilsonDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\pt\1988dw00.docResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 11 SJSubject: Telephones, toll free calling provided by utilities in Lexington County; Public Service CommissionHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 20000330 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee Versions of This Bill
TO PROVIDE THAT THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION SHALL REQUIRE COUNTYWIDE TOLL FREE CALLING TO BE PROVIDED BY ALL TELEPHONE UTILITIES OPERATING WITHIN LEXINGTON COUNTY BY JULY 1, 2000, AND PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. (A) Unless otherwise prohibited by law, the commission shall require countywide toll free calling to be provided by all telephone utilities operating within Lexington County by July 1, 2000. Where two or more telephone utilities operate in Lexington County, each telephone utility shall provide countywide toll free calling to and from telephones within the area served by the other telephone utility or telephone utilities in Lexington County.
(B) The commission shall require telephone utilities to enter into negotiations to provide for countywide toll free calling throughout their service areas. If the telephone utilities are unable to reach an agreement within a time frame consistent with the requirements of this section, the commission shall impose its own countywide toll free calling plan.
SECTION 2. Except as otherwise provided in this act, this act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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