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2011 House Bill 4314: Repeal some land-line phone regulations

Public Act 58 of 2011

Introduced by Rep. Kenneth Horn (R) on February 22, 2011 To update the comprehensive regulatory regime for land-line telephone companies adopted in 1995 before cell phone service became wisespread. Essentially, the bill would allow a land-line provider to discontinue service in certain parts of its service region if at least two cell or internet phone providers serve the area. It would also repeal a mandate that land-line phone companies provide telephone books to each customer.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Energy and Technology Committee on February 22, 2011
Reported in the House on April 12, 2011
Substitute offered in the House on April 13, 2011 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on April 13, 2011
Amendment offered by Rep. Edward McBroom (R) on April 13, 2011 To increase the customer notification requirements of phone companies discontinuing certain services that would no longer be mandated by the revised law.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 13, 2011
Passed 102 to 6 in the House on April 26, 2011 (same description)
To update the comprehensive regulatory regime for land-line telephone companies adopted in 1995 before cell phone service became wisespread. Essentially, the bill would allow a land-line provider to discontinue service in certain parts of its service region if at least two cell or internet phone providers serve the area. It would also repeal a mandate that land-line phone companies provide telephone books to each customer.
Received in the Senate on April 27, 2011
Referred to the Senate Energy and Technology Committee on April 27, 2011
Reported in the Senate on May 25, 2011 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on May 25, 2011 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 25, 2011
Passed 32 to 1 in the Senate on May 26, 2011 (same description)
To update the comprehensive regulatory regime for land-line telephone companies adopted in 1995 before cell phone service became wisespread. Essentially, the bill would allow a land-line provider to discontinue service in certain parts of its service region if at least two cell or internet phone providers serve the area. It would also repeal a mandate that land-line phone companies provide telephone books to each customer.
Motion in the Senate on May 26, 2011 To reconsider the vote so Senators who missed it can vote.
The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 26, 2011
Received in the Senate on May 26, 2011 To update the comprehensive regulatory regime for land-line telephone companies adopted in 1995 before cell phone service became wisespread. Essentially, the bill would allow a land-line provider to discontinue service in certain parts of its service region if at least two cell or internet phone providers serve the area. It would also repeal a mandate that land-line phone companies provide telephone books to each customer.
Passed 37 to 1 in the Senate on May 26, 2011
Received in the House on May 26, 2011
Passed 105 to 3 in the House on May 26, 2011 To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 14, 2011

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