HB 20-1293

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jun 06, 2020
  • Passed House Jun 05, 2020
  • Passed Senate Jun 10, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Jul 10, 2020

Emergency Telephone Service Charges

Abstract

The act amends the requirements for the imposition, collection, and uses of the emergency telephone charge imposed by local 911 governing bodies. Current law imposes a statutory cap on the amount of the emergency telephone charge that may be imposed by local governing bodies. The act allows the public utilities commission (commission) to establish the authorized threshold amount for the charge on an annual basis. A local governing body may impose the charge in an amount up to the authorized threshold. If a governing body determines it needs to impose a higher charge to fund 911 operations in its jurisdiction, it must seek the approval of the commission. The procedures for the collection and remittance of the emergency telephone charge by telecommunication service suppliers are amended. The act provides procedures for local bodies to assess overdue or unpaid remittances, imposes a time limitation for local governing bodies to do so, and creates a process for the service supplier and local governing body to extend that time period. Local governing bodies may audit the collections of service suppliers, and may impose interest and penalties on late remittances. A new 911 surcharge (surcharge) is established as a collection for local governing bodies. The amount of the surcharge is established each year by the commission based on the needs of the local governing bodies. Service suppliers must collect the surcharge from service users and remit the money to the commission. The commission is required to transmit the money collected to local governing bodies within 60 days, using a formula based on the number of concurrent sessions maintained in the governing bodies' jurisdictions. The existing "prepaid wireless E911 charge" is renamed the "prepaid wireless 911". Under current law, the amount of the charge is set in statute. The act requires the commission to establish the amount of the charge based on the average amount of the emergency telephone charges imposed by local governing bodies and the amount of the surcharge. Governing bodies may use the money collected from the 3 charges for costs associated with the lease, purchase, installation, and planning for equipment, facilities, hardware, and software used to receive and dispatch 911 calls, charges of basic emergency service providers, costs related to the provision and operation of emergency telephone service and emergency notification service, membership fees for state or national industry organizations supporting 911, and other costs directly related to the continued operation of the emergency telephone service ad emergency notification service. (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Bill Sponsors (4)

Votes


Jun 05, 2020

Jun 10, 2020

Actions


Jul 10, 2020

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

Jul 02, 2020

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

House

Signed by the Speaker of the House

Jun 10, 2020

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Jun 09, 2020

Senate

Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments

Senate

Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
Appropriations Senate Committee of the Whole

Jun 08, 2020

Senate

Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Finance

Jun 06, 2020

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance

  • Introduction
Finance

Jun 05, 2020

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Jun 04, 2020

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee

Jun 03, 2020

House

House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
House Committee of the Whole Appropriations

Mar 12, 2020

House

House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Finance

Mar 04, 2020

House

House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Amended to Finance

  • Referral-Committee
Finance

Feb 11, 2020

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor + Finance + Appropriations

  • Introduction
Appropriations Finance Business Affairs & Labor

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Signed Act (07/10/2020) PDF
Final Act (07/02/2020) PDF
Rerevised (06/10/2020) PDF
Revised (06/09/2020) PDF
Reengrossed (06/05/2020) PDF
Engrossed (06/04/2020) PDF
Introduced (02/11/2020) PDF
PA3 (06/04/2020) PDF
PA2 (03/12/2020) PDF
PA1 (03/05/2020) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (06/03/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note SA2 (06/09/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (03/02/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (06/08/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN3 (08/19/2020) PDF

Sources

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