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SB 1010 — Cable and Video Services

by Senator Richter

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities Committee (CU)

The bill repeals s. 610.119, F.S., which requires the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability to submit a second and final report on the status of competition in the cable and video service industry. The law includes specifics about what the report should contain. Section 610.199(2), F.S., also required the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to make recommendations regarding the workload and staffing requirements associated with consumer complaints related to video and cable certificate holders, which was fulfilled in 2008.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2014.

Vote: Senate 39-0; House 115-0