LD 920 LR 463(02)
An Act To Promote Oversight of and Competitive Parity among Video Service Providers
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Energy, Utilities and Technology
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2021-22 FY 2022-23 Projections  FY 2023-24 Projections  FY 2024-25
Other Special Revenue Funds $395,154 $616,768 $645,830 $676,346
Other Special Revenue Funds $395,155 $616,768 $645,830 $676,346
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill defines video service providers as public utilities and subjects them to oversite by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC). The PUC has indicated that the additional regulatory activity of this oversite will require additional staffing. The bill includes ongoing allocations to the PUC of $395,154 starting in fiscal year 2021-22 for two Staff Attorney positions, two Utility Analyst positions and associated All Other costs. Since the PUC is funded by an assessment set to produce sufficient revenue for the expenditures allocated by the Legislature for operating the PUC, the increased allocations in this bill require a corresponding increase in revenue from the assessment on the intrastate gross operating revenues of video service providers. The bill allows the PUC to collect this assessment in the same matter as it does with other public utilities.