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Senate Study Bill 1168

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  1  1    Section 1.  Section 34A.7, subsection 2, Code 2001, is
  1  2 amended to read as follows:
  1  3    2.  SURCHARGE COLLECTED BY PROVIDERS.  The surcharge shall
  1  4 be collected as part of the access line service provider's
  1  5 periodic billing to a subscriber.  In compensation for the
  1  6 costs of billing and collection, the provider may retain one
  1  7 percent of the gross surcharges collected.  If the
  1  8 compensation is insufficient to fully recover a provider's
  1  9 costs for billing and collection of the surcharge, the
  1 10 deficiency shall be included in the provider's costs for
  1 11 ratemaking purposes to the extent it is reasonable and just
  1 12 under section 476.6.  The surcharge shall be remitted to the
  1 13 E911 service operating authority for deposit into the E911
  1 14 service fund quarterly by the provider.  The surcharges may be
  1 15 combined and remitted together by the provider so long as the
  1 16 remitted surcharges are accompanied by a report which contains
  1 17 the following information:
  1 18    a.  Exchange from which each surcharge was collected.
  1 19    b.  Number of lines to which the surcharge was applied that
  1 20 quarter.
  1 21    c.  Number of refusals to pay the surcharge in each
  1 22 exchange.
  1 23    d.  Number of write-offs applied in each exchange.
  1 24    e.  Number of exempt federal facilities in each exchange.
  1 25    f.  Amount of the one percent administration fee for
  1 26 billing and collection costs retained by the provider.
  1 27    PARAGRAPH DIVIDED.  A provider is not liable for an
  1 28 uncollected surcharge for which the provider has billed a
  1 29 subscriber but not been paid.  The surcharge shall appear as a
  1 30 single line item on a subscriber's periodic billing entitled,
  1 31 "E911 emergency telephone service surcharge".  The E911
  1 32 service surcharge is not subject to sales or use tax.  
  1 33                           EXPLANATION
  1 34    This bill provides that E911 surcharges that are billed and
  1 35 collected by a provider and remitted to the E911 service
  2  1 operating authority must be reported in a standard format
  2  2 which contains information concerning the exchange from which
  2  3 the surcharge was collected, the number of lines to which the
  2  4 surcharge was applied that quarter, the number of refusals to
  2  5 pay the surcharge in each exchange, the number of write-offs
  2  6 applied in each exchange, the number of exempt federal
  2  7 facilities in each exchange, and the amount of the 1 percent
  2  8 administration fee for the costs of billing and collecting the
  2  9 surcharges that was retained by the provider.  
  2 10 LSB 2292SC 79
  2 11 av/cf/24

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