Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 3: Provision of Enhanced E-9-1-1 Access-only Service, a Major Substantive Rule of the Public Utilities Commission
Sec. 1. Adoption. Resolved: That final adoption of Chapter 3: Provision of Enhanced E-9-1-1 Access-only Service, a provisionally adopted major substantive rule of the Public Utilities Commission that has been submitted to the Legislature for review pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A, is authorized only if that portion of the rule designated Section 3(A)(1) is amended to provide that if a residential customer is subject to an involuntary disconnection, the local exchange carrier is required to provide soft dialtone to the telephone line of the customer for no less than 90 days following the date on which the line was involuntarily disconnected; and be it further
Sec. 2. Review; authority for legislation. Resolved: That the Public Utilities Commission shall examine the first year of experience under the commission's rule, Chapter 3, Provision of Enhanced E-9-1-1 Access-only Service, as adopted pursuant to section 1, with particular attention to the duration of the soft dialtone requirement. No later than December 31, 2009, the commission shall submit a report of its findings and recommendations to the joint standing committee of the legislature having jurisdiction over utilities matters. The report must address the duration of the soft dialtone requirement. Following its review of the report, the committee may submit legislation to the Second Regular Session of the 124th Legislature regarding enhanced E-9-1-1 access-only service; and be it further
Sec. 3. Effective date. Resolved: That, notwithstanding the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A, final adoption of Chapter 3, Provision of Enhanced E-9-1-1 Access-only Service pursuant to section 1 takes effect October 1, 2008.