2019 Regular Session
|At the request of:||(at the request of House Interim Committee on Economic Development and Trade)|
|Bill Title:||Relating to the universal service fund; prescribing an effective date.|
Modifies definitions applicable for purposes of universal service surcharge.
Subjects sale of retail commercial mobile radio services and retail interconnected voice over internet protocol services to universal service surcharge. Reduces rate cap to six percent of sale of services subject to surcharge. Directs Public Utility Commission to transfer up to $5 million per year of moneys deposited in universal service fund to Broadband Fund. Establishes Broadband Fund. Continuously appropriates moneys in Broadband Fund to Oregon Business Development Department to provide grants and loans under] through, and to administer, program for assisting qualified entities with projects for development of broadband service infrastructure. Directs department to adopt program for providing grants and loans by rule. Directs department to report annually to interim committee of Legislative Assembly related to telecommunications on status of Broadband Fund. Sunsets Broadband Fund, transfer of moneys from universal service fund to Broadband Fund and grant program January 2, 2030. Becomes operative January 1, 2020. Takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine die.
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|Revenue Impact:||Revenue Impact Issued|
|Measure Analysis:||Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements|
|Current Location:||At Senate Desk Upon Adjournment|
|Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanations:||Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanation Documents|