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2005-2006 Regular Session - HB 655
Telecommunications; audible information access system for blind citizens
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 1A of Article 2 of Chapter 5 of Title 46 of the O.C.G.A., relating to the telephone system for the physically impaired, so as to provide for the establishment of a state-wide telecommunication system capable of providing audible universal information access services to blind and print disabled citizens; to authorize the Public Service Commission to contract for the administration and operation of such system; to provide for the use of a portion of the monthly maintenance surcharge to be used to fund such system; to provide for immunity for the commission and for the providers of such system; to establish criteria for the selection of a service provider; to provide for eligibility guidelines and funding for the audible universal information access service; to set a date for the beginning operation of such system; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Mar/02/2005 - House Second Readers
Feb/25/2005 - House First Readers
Feb/24/2005 - House Hopper