April 8, 2011





ENGROSSED

HOUSE BILL No. 1131

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DIGEST OF HB 1131 (Updated April 7, 2011 11:20 am - DI 103)



Citations Affected: Noncode.

Synopsis: Video service franchise fees. Directs the regulatory flexibility committee (committee) to study the following not later than November 1, 2011: (1) Whether video service franchise fees paid to local units are used by local units for purposes related to the provision of video service in the units and in a manner consistent with the statute concerning video service franchises. (2) Whether video service franchise fees have an anti competitive effect on the pricing and provision of video service in Indiana. Requires the committee to submit to the legislative council not later than November 1, 2011, a report on any recommendations made by the committee concerning these topics.

Effective: Upon passage.





Koch
(SENATE SPONSOR _ MERRITT)




    January 6, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Utilities and Energy.
    February 17, 2011, amended, reported _ Do Pass.
    March 28, 2011, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.
    March 29, 2011, engrossed.
    March 30, 2011, read third time, passed. Yeas 85, nays 12.

SENATE ACTION

    March 31, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Utilities and Technology.
    April 7, 2011, reported favorably _ Do Pass.






April 8, 2011

First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)


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ENGROSSED

HOUSE BILL No. 1131



    A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning utilities.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: ; (11)EH1131.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) The definitions in IC 8-1-34 apply throughout this SECTION.
    (b) As used in this SECTION, "commission" refers to the Indiana utility regulatory commission created by IC 8-1-1-2.
    (c) As used in this SECTION, "committee" refers to the regulatory flexibility committee established by IC 8-1-2.6-4.
    (d) Not later than November 1, 2011, the committee shall study the following:
        (1) Whether video service franchise fees paid to local units under:
            (A) a certificate of franchise authority issued by the commission under IC 8-1-34; or
            (B) an unexpired local franchise issued by a local unit before July 1, 2006;
        are used by local units for purposes related to the provision of video service in the units and in a manner consistent with IC 8-1-34.
        (2) Whether the video service franchise fees described in subdivision (1) have an anticompetitive effect on the pricing and provision of video service in Indiana.
    (e) The commission shall provide any data or other information requested by the committee to conduct the study described in subsection (d). However, this subsection does not empower the commission to disclose confidential and proprietary business plans and other confidential information without adequate protection of the information. The commission shall exercise all necessary caution to avoid disclosure of confidential information supplied under this subsection.
    (f) The committee shall prepare a report on the committee's recommendations, if any, concerning the issues described in subsection (d) and shall submit the report to the legislative council in an electronic format under IC 5-14-6 not later than November 1, 2011.
    (g) This SECTION expires January 1, 2012.

SOURCE: ; (11)EH1131.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. An emergency is declared for this act.