Florida Senate - 2018                             CS for SB 1018
       By the Committee on Communications, Energy, and Public
       Utilities; and Senator Bean
       579-01985-18                                          20181018c1
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to Lifeline service; amending s.
    3         364.10, F.S.; revising the term “eligible
    4         telecommunications carrier” to include commercial
    5         mobile radio service providers under a specified
    6         circumstance; providing an effective date.
    8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   10         Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section
   11  364.10, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   12         364.10 Lifeline service.—
   13         (1)(a) An eligible telecommunications carrier shall provide
   14  a Lifeline Assistance Plan to qualified residential subscribers,
   15  as defined in the eligible telecommunications carrier’s
   16  published schedules. For the purposes of this section, the term
   17  “eligible telecommunications carrier” means a telecommunications
   18  company, as defined by s. 364.02, or, for the limited purpose of
   19  qualification to provide Lifeline service, any commercial mobile
   20  radio service provider. Such company or provider must also be
   21  which is designated as an eligible telecommunications carrier by
   22  the commission pursuant to 47 C.F.R. s. 54.201.
   23         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.