An Act Regarding Next Generation 9-1-1 and Making Changes in Surcharge Remittance for Certain Telecommunications Service Providers
Sec. 1. 25 MRSA §2921, sub-§6, as enacted by PL 1987, c. 840, §3, is amended to read:
Sec. 2. 25 MRSA §2921, sub-§6-C is enacted to read:
Sec. 3. 25 MRSA §2926, sub-§1, as amended by PL 2003, c. 359, §2, is further amended to read:
Sec. 4. 25 MRSA §2927, sub-§2-B, as amended by PL 2011, c. 600, §2 and affected by §10, is further amended to read:
Prepaid wireless E-9-1-1 surcharges collected by sellers must be remitted to the State Tax Assessor in accordance with Title 35-A, section 7104-C.
Sec. 5. 25 MRSA §2927, sub-§3, as amended by PL 2005, c. 303, §1, is further amended to read:
(1) That are approved by the bureau to be properly incurred for the implementation of E-9-1-1 technologies and procedures;
(2) That are not separately billed to customers; and
(3) For which the provider is not reimbursed from any other source.
The Public Utilities Commission, in consultation with the bureau, shall establish procedures for reviewing and approving expenses pursuant to paragraph B.
This bill expands the scope of E-9-1-1 services to include emerging communications technologies. This bill changes the E-9-1-1 surcharge remittance period from monthly to quarterly for local exchange telephone utilities, cellular or wireless telecommunications service providers and interconnected voice over Internet protocol service providers whose average monthly surcharge remittance payment for the prior calendar year is less than $5,000 and allows the Emergency Services Communication Bureau to expend funds on emerging communications technologies.