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Event Detail – Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy

Status:Completed

Event Date:5/4/2011

Start Time:11:00 AM

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Event Description

Telecommunications – Cell Phone, Telephone and Cable Television Issues

Item Bill Number Bill Title Sponsor
1 S1644 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1644) of Stephen M. Brewer for legislation to require customers to be notified on the status of the service provided to them. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. Stephen M. Brewer
2 S1656 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1656) of Benjamin B. Downing and Paul W. Mark for legislation to regulate the sale of telephone transmission lines. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. Benjamin B. Downing
3 S1657 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1657) of Benjamin B. Downing for legislation relative to service quality standards. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. Benjamin B. Downing
4 S1692 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1692) of Karen E. Spilka, Kate Hogan, Cory Atkins, James B. Eldridge and others for legislation to establish a cell phone users bill of rights. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. Karen E. Spilka
5 S1688 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. Michael J. Rodrigues
6 S1670 By Mr. Finegold, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1670) of Barry R. Finegold, Kevin J. Murphy, Sal N. DiDomenico, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to utility service call centers. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. Barry R. Finegold
7 H858 By Mr. Binienda of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 858) of John J. Binienda, John P. Fresolo and Harriette L. Chandler for legislation to require retailers to retain certain records relative to the purchase by consumers of prepaid cell phones. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. John J. Binienda
8 H870 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 870) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to restrict callers from using certain automatic dialing devices for sending information to subscribers of telephone services. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. Stephen Kulik
9 H872 By Mr. Nangle of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 872) of David M. Nangle for legislation to prohibit advance billing by cable television companies. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. David M. Nangle
10 H873 By Mr. Puppolo of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 873) of Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and David B. Sullivan for legislation to require cell phone carriers to notify public safety governmental customers of cities and towns relative to the termination of telephone services used by such employees. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.
11 H880 By Mr. Smola of Palmer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 880) of Todd M. Smola for legislation to permit cable companies to market and provide any and all of its products. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. Todd M. Smola
12 H1771 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1771) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and Bradley H. Jones, Jr. relative to directory assistance charges for handicapped or elderly persons. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. George N. Peterson, Jr.
13 H1778 By Mr. Timilty of Milton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1778) of Walter F. Timilty prohibiting deceptive practices by providers of cellular telephone services. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. Walter F. Timilty
14 H2615 By Mr. Fennell of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2615) of Robert F. Fennell for legislation to prohibit telecommunication carriers to provide additional services without prior approval of subscribers. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. Robert F. Fennell
15 H2623 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2623) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. relative to telecommunications professionals. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. Harold P. Naughton, Jr.
16 H2624 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2624) of Alice Hanlon Peisch relative to regulating the leasing of telephone equipment. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. Alice Hanlon Peisch
17 H3060 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3060) of Barbara J. Taylor relative to permitted interception of wire or oral communications. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. James J. O'Day
18 H3062 By Mr. Scaccia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3062) of Angelo M. Scaccia for legislation to require public telephones to be equipped with hearing amplification devices. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. Angelo M. Scaccia
19 H3063 By Mr. Scaccia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3063) of Angelo M. Scaccia that provision be made for reduced telephone rates for deaf residents of the Commonwealth. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. Angelo M. Scaccia
20 H3064 By Mr. Scaccia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3064) of Scaccia for legislation to require telephone companies to enlarge the type size of printing used in telephone directories Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. Angelo M. Scaccia

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