2006 Regular Session
To: Public Utilities
By: Representative Holland
AN ACT TO REQUIRE CELL PHONE PROVIDERS TO MAKE CELL PHONE SERVICE AVAILABLE STATEWIDE; TO REQUIRE CELL PHONE PROVIDERS TO SUBMIT A PLAN DETAILING HOW SUCH PROVIDERS SHALL MAKE CELL PHONE SERVICE STATEWIDE; TO AUTHORIZE THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION TO MAKE RULES AND REGULATIONS REGARDING SUCH PLAN; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. This act shall be known as and may be cited as the "Mississippi Uniform Cell Phone Accessibility Act."
SECTION 2. Any person or entity who provides cell phone services in this state shall make such services available statewide.
SECTION 3. (1) Any person or entity who provides cell phone services in this state shall submit a plan of action to the Public Service Commission detailing how such person or entity shall make cell phone services available statewide.
(2) The Public Service Commission is authorized to accept, reject or amend any plan submitted as described in this section. In addition, the Public Service Commission is authorized to make all rules and regulations regarding the content and implementation of such plans.
(3) The Public Service Commission may penalize any person or entity in an amount not to exceed Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) for any violation of this act.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after January 1, 2007.