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HB 789: Lifeline Services


Lifeline Services; Revises provisions concerning Lifeline services; removes provisions that specify circumstances under which telecommunications carrier must credit consumer's bill with Lifeline Assistance credit; removes DOE & Office of Public Counsel from entities with whom state agencies must cooperate in developing procedures to promote Lifeline participation; provides certain information is exempt as well as confidential; authorizes certain confidential & exempt information to be released to Federal Communications Commission.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 3/3/2022 House - Laid on Table; companion bill(s) passed, see SB 7036 (Ch. 2022-80)
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/30/2021 House • Filed
12/13/2021 House • Referred to Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee
• Referred to Commerce Committee
• Now in Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee
1/10/2022 House • Added to Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee agenda
1/11/2022 House • 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
1/13/2022 House • Favorable by Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee
• Reported out of Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee
• Now in Commerce Committee
1/14/2022 House • Added to Commerce Committee agenda
1/19/2022 House • Favorable by Commerce Committee
• Reported out of Commerce Committee
• Bill released to House Calendar
• Added to Second Reading Calendar
2/28/2022 House • Bill added to Special Order Calendar (3/3/2022)
3/3/2022 House • Substituted SB 7036
• Laid on Table; companion bill(s) passed, see SB 7036 (Ch. 2022-80)