SB 1603

  • Oregon Senate Bill
  • 2020 Special Session
  • Introduced in Senate Jun 26, 2020
  • Passed Senate Jun 26, 2020
  • Passed House Jun 27, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Jul 07, 2020

Relating to the universal service fund; and prescribing an effective date.

Abstract

Modifies definitions applicable for purposes of universal service surcharge. Subjects sale of retail commercial mobile radio services and retail interconnected voice over internet protocol services to universal service surcharge. Reduces rate cap to six percent of sale of services subject to surcharge. Directs Public Utility Commission to transfer up to $5 million per year of moneys deposited in universal service fund to Broadband Fund. Establishes Broadband Fund. Continuously appropriates moneys in Broadband Fund to Oregon Business Development Department to provide grants and loans through, and to administer, program related to broadband. Directs department to adopt program for providing grants and loans by rule. Directs department to report annually to interim committee of Legislative Assembly related to telecommunications on status of Broadband Fund. Sunsets Broadband Fund, transfer of moneys from universal service fund to Broadband Fund and grant program on January 2, 2030. Becomes operative on January 1, 2021. Takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine die.

Bill Sponsors (11)

Votes


Actions


Jul 13, 2020

Senate

Effective date, September 25, 2020.

Jul 13, 2020

Senate

Chapter 17, 2020 Laws.

Jul 07, 2020

Senate

Governor signed.

Jul 07, 2020

House

Speaker signed.

Jun 30, 2020

Senate

President signed.

Jun 27, 2020

House

Vote explanation(s) filed by Leif, Moore-Green, Smith DB, Sollman.

Jun 27, 2020

House

Rules suspended. Third reading. Carried by Marsh. Passed.

Jun 27, 2020

House

Rules suspended. Second reading.

Jun 26, 2020

House

Recommendation: Do pass.

Jun 26, 2020

House

Referred to The First Special Session of 2020.

Jun 26, 2020

House

First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.

Jun 26, 2020

Senate

Vote explanation filed by Boquist.

Jun 26, 2020

Senate

Rules suspended. Third reading. Carried by Roblan. Passed.

Jun 26, 2020

Senate

Rules suspended. Second reading.

Jun 26, 2020

Senate

Recommendation: Do pass.

Jun 24, 2020

Senate

Work Session held.

Jun 24, 2020

Senate

Public Hearing held.

Jun 24, 2020

Senate

Referred to The First Special Session of 2020.

Jun 24, 2020

Senate

Introduction and first reading. Referred to President's desk.

Bill Text

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