AB 74

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly Jun 01, 2021
  • Passed Senate Sep 08, 2021
  • Signed by Governor Sep 30, 2021

Communications: universal service: lifeline program.

Abstract

Under the California Constitution and the Public Utilities Act, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities, including telephone corporations. The act establishes the Universal Lifeline Telephone Service program (lifeline program) in order to provide low-income households with access to affordable basic residential telephone service. This bill would require the commission, before March 1, 2022, to adopt updated rules for the lifeline program establishing a modified recertification process that minimizes barriers to lifeline subscriber recertification and reduces the burden and cost of recertification on the lifeline program, as specified. The bill would require the commission, in consultation with lifeline service providers, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Universal Service Administrative Company, before January 1, 2023, to adopt updated rules for the lifeline program with the goal of achieving recertification rates at least equivalent to those rates achieved for the federal lifeline program. The bill would require the commission to annually publicly report on its internet website the participation and recertification rates of eligible lifeline subscribers. Under existing law, a violation of the act or any order, decision, rule, direction, demand, or requirement of the commission is a crime. Because the provisions of this bill would be a part of the act and because a violation of an order, decision, rule, direction, demand, or requirement of the commission implementing its requirements would be a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

Bill Sponsors (3)

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Actions


Sep 30, 2021

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 410, Statutes of 2021.

Sep 17, 2021

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.

Sep 09, 2021

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on C. & C. pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on C. & C. pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2.

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 72. Noes 4.).

Assembly

Assembly Rule 63 suspended.

Assembly

From committee: That the Senate amendments be concurred in. (Ayes 11. Noes 0.) (September 9).

Sep 08, 2021

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 37. Noes 0.).

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.

Sep 02, 2021

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Sep 01, 2021

Senate

Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Aug 30, 2021

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 26, 2021

Senate

Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 5. Noes 1.) (August 26).

Aug 16, 2021

Senate

In committee: Referred to suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
suspense file.

Jul 15, 2021

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 12. Noes 0.) (July 12).

Senate

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Jun 24, 2021

Senate

Re-referred to Com. on E., U. & C.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on E., U. & C.

Jun 22, 2021

Senate

Re-referred to Com. on RLS.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on RLS.

Senate

Withdrawn from committee.

Jun 21, 2021

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on L., P.E. & R.

  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on L., P.E. & R.

Jun 17, 2021

Senate

In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

Jun 09, 2021

Senate

Referred to Com. on L., P.E. & R.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on L., P.E. & R.

Jun 02, 2021

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Jun 01, 2021

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 78. Noes 0.)

May 24, 2021

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 20, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 16. Noes 0.) (May 20).

May 05, 2021

Assembly

In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

Apr 15, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 13. Noes 0.) (April 15). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Mar 25, 2021

Assembly

Coauthors revised.

Feb 22, 2021

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on INS.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on INS.

Feb 18, 2021

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on INS. Read second time and amended.

Feb 02, 2021

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on INS.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on INS.

Feb 01, 2021

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on INS. Read second time and amended.

Jan 28, 2021

Assembly

Referred to Com. on INS.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on INS.

Dec 08, 2020

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee January 7.

Dec 07, 2020

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB74 HTML
12/07/20 - Introduced PDF
02/01/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
02/18/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/21/21 - Amended Senate PDF
07/15/21 - Amended Senate PDF
08/26/21 - Amended Senate PDF
09/01/21 - Amended Senate PDF
09/13/21 - Enrolled PDF
09/30/21 - Chaptered PDF

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