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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1027        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1688

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Michael J. Rodrigues

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act to allow greater responsiveness of telephone rates to consumer demand in a competitive market.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Michael J. Rodrigues

 


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1027        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1688

By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1688) of Michael J. Rodrigues for legislation to allow greater responsiveness of telephone rates to consumer demand.  Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. 

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act to allow greater responsiveness of telephone rates to consumer demand in a competitive market.

 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1:  Section 19 of chapter 159 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting the following paragraph after the first paragraph: 

              Notwithstanding the foregoing paragraph, a telephone company or a common carrier furnishing services described in paragraph (d) of section twelve may post on its website the rates, terms and conditions of any retail service it offers, renders or furnishes within the commonwealth.  The foregoing paragraph shall not apply to any service so posted, and such company or carrier shall not be required to file with the department or obtain department approval of any schedule for such service.  Upon written notice to the department, such company or carrier may withdraw any schedule, contract or agreement previously filed with the department for any service so posted.

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