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3 Document(s) [ Subject: Telecommunications fees and taxes ]

Committee: House Regulated Industries
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Accounting | Broadband infrastructure | Economic development | Electric utility deregulation | Emergency management | Internet | Public Utility Regulatory Act | Telecommunications | Telecommunications fees and taxes | Telecommunications infrastructure |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 R265
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [17 pages  File size: 8,483 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the impact of broadband Internet access on economic development, focusing on potential updates that would create incentives to help spur investment by network providers across a variety of platforms. Recommend changes to Texas law that would emphasize economic development through policy formation.
2. Study and assess the ability of entities regulated by the Public Utility Commission of Texas to meet the communication needs of the Texas military forces during declared emergencies, including an assessment of current capabilities and technological compatibility among service providers throughout the state.
3. Research the effects of both wholesale and retail competition in the Texas electric market.
4. Study and review information on the Internet and other communications services, and how Texas can best prepare for potential changes to Internet and communications services, and infrastructure demands. Recommend policy changes to encourage greater infrastructure investment while ensuring the continued growth and development of the Internet. Study the current state and local communications tax structure, including an analysis of the tax burdens imposed on consumers and providers of communications services.
5. Study and examine whether Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) should be adhered to under Chapter 66 of the Public Utility Regulatory Act (PURA), and review procedures for revenue audits.
6. Monitor agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction, including identifying possible ways to merge or streamline agency functions to produce long-term financial benefit to the state and better efficiency of the agencies.
Committee: Senate Economic Development
Title: Interim Report - Implementation of SB560
Library Catalog Title: Implementation of SB 560, 76th Legislature : interim report to the 77th Texas Legislature / Senate Committee on Economic Development.
Subjects: Long distance telephone service | Public Utility Commission of Texas | Telecommunications fees and taxes | Telephone deregulation |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 ec74im
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [89 pages  File size: 1,247 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Monitor the implementation of SB 560, 76th R.S. regarding the regulation of telecommunications utilities by the Public Utility Commission and the provision of telecommunications services.
Committee: Senate Local Measured Telephone Service, Interim
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 70th Legislature / Senate Interim Study Committee on Local Measured Telephone Service.
Subjects: Telecommunications fees and taxes | Telephone rates | Telephone service |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 l787
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [38 pages  File size: 1,163 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study proposals for local measured telephone service in Texas; consider the effects of per-call charges on local telephone service providers and customers. *

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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