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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 134         FILED ON: 1/11/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1612

 

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 web posting of telephone rates .

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Michael J. Rodrigues

First Bristol and Plymouth


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 134        FILED ON: 1/11/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1612

By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1612) of Michael J. Rodrigues for legislation to allow greater responsiveness of telephone rates to consumer demand.  Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 1688 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to allow web posting of telephone rates .
 

              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 after the first paragraph the following 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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