An Act Regarding the Collection of Fees for Prepaid Wireless Service
Sec. 1. 25 MRSA §2927, sub-§1-F, ¶¶B to J, as enacted by PL 2009, c. 400, §10 and affected by §15, are repealed.
Sec. 2. 25 MRSA §2927, sub-§2-B, as amended by PL 2009, c. 400, §12 and affected by §15, is further amended to read:
Prepaid wireless E-9-1-1 surcharges collected by sellers must be remitted to the Treasurer of State State Tax Assessor in accordance with subsection 1-F, paragraph G Title 35-A, section 7104-C.
Sec. 3. 35-A MRSA §7101, sub-§6 is enacted to read:
Sec. 4. 35-A MRSA §7102, sub-§§4 to 8 are enacted to read:
Sec. 5. 35-A MRSA §7104, sub-§3-A is enacted to read:
Sec. 6. 35-A MRSA §7104-B, sub-§2-A is enacted to read:
Sec. 7. 35-A MRSA §7104-C is enacted to read:
§ 7104-C. Collection of fees related to prepaid wireless telecommunications services
(1) The portion of the remitted prepaid wireless fees attributable to the E-9-1-1 surcharge imposed by Title 25, section 2927, subsection 1-H is deposited in a separate account;
(2) The portion of the remitted prepaid wireless fees attributable to the fee imposed under section 7104, subsection 3-A is deposited in the state universal service fund established pursuant to section 7104, subsection 3; and
(3) The portion of the remitted prepaid wireless fees attributable to the fee imposed under section 7104-B, subsection 2-A is deposited in the telecommunications education access fund established under section 7104-B, subsection 2.
Sec. 8. Rulemaking. The Public Utilities Commission shall determine by rule the amount of the fee to be collected from prepaid wireless telecommunications service consumers pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 35-A, section 7104, subsection 3-A and section 7104-B, subsection 2-A no later than October 1, 2012. Rules adopted pursuant to this section are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.
Sec. 9. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
Public Utilities - Administrative Division 0184
Initiative: Establishes the prepaid wireless fee fund for the purposes of collecting and distributing prepaid wireless fees. The fees will be collected by the State Tax Assessor and credited to the Public Utilities Commission. The commission will transfer the funds to the state universal service fund and the telecommunications education access fund.
|OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS||2011-12||2012-13|
|OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL||$0||$500,000|
Sec. 10. Effective date. This Act takes effect January 1, 2013, except that that section that requires the Public Utilities Commission to adopt rules by October 1, 2012 takes effect 90 days after adjournment of the Second Regular Session of the 125th Legislature.