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CS/CS/SB 1524: Telecommunications

GENERAL BILL by Commerce and Tourism ; Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities ; Simmons ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Bennett ; Thrasher ; Oelrich ; Smith ; Gaetz ; Braynon ; Siplin ; Flores ; Dockery ; Bullard ; Jones

Telecommunications; Creates the "Regulatory Reform Act." Revises legislative intent with respect to the jurisdiction of the Florida Public Service Commission. Repeals provisions relating to price regulation, regulatory methods for small local exchange telecommunications companies, experimental and transitional rates, limited proceedings, procedures for seeking a stay of proceedings, joint rates, tolls, and contracts, rate adjustment orders, intrastate interexchange service contracts, and unlawful charges against consumers, respectively, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2011
Last Action: 4/27/2011 Senate - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 1231 (Ch. 2011-36), SB 2152 (Ch. 2011-64) -SJ 513
Location: Laid on Table
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities (CU)
  2. Commerce and Tourism (CM)
  3. Budget (BC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/2/2011 Senate • Filed
3/9/2011 Senate • Referred to Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; Commerce and Tourism; Budget -SJ 172
• Introduced -SJ 172
3/16/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities, 03/21/11, 10:15 am, 110 Senate Office Building
3/21/2011 Senate • CS by Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; YEAS 13 NAYS 0 -SJ 236
3/22/2011 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS by Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities read 1st time -SJ 260
3/24/2011 Senate • Now in Commerce and Tourism -SJ 236
• On Committee agenda-- Commerce and Tourism, 03/29/11, 1:00 pm, 401 Senate Office Building
3/29/2011 Senate • CS/CS by Commerce and Tourism; YEAS 7 NAYS 0 -SJ 308
3/30/2011 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS/CS by Commerce and Tourism read 1st time -SJ 317
3/31/2011 Senate • Now in Budget -SJ 308
4/11/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Budget, 04/14/11, 1:30 pm, 412 Knott Building --Not Considered
4/14/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Budget, 04/15/11, 1:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
4/15/2011 Senate • Favorable by- Budget; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -SJ 469
4/19/2011 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 469
4/25/2011 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/27/11
4/27/2011 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 512
• Amendment(s) adopted (170366, 448420, 905238) -SJ 513
• Substituted CS/CS/HB 1231 -SJ 513
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 1231 (Ch. 2011-36), SB 2152 (Ch. 2011-64) -SJ 513