COLLECTION AND DISBURSEMENT OF SERVICE CHARGES

(1) The Alabama Legislature passed Act No. 2014-431 amending Sections 11-98-1, 11-98-4.1 and 11-98-5 Code of Ala. 1975, as amended which was signed into law on April 10, 2014. Under Section 11-98-5, as amended, the Alabama Statewide 911 Board is required to establish a maximum number of wireline 911 charges to be imposed on a single subscriber location for bills rendered on or after January 1, 2015. In order to make this determination the Board conducted a study to determine what the appropriate maximum number should be in order to adequately fund the 911 systems throughout the state and to be fair and reasonable to commercial and institutional customers who were affected by the passage of Act No. 2012-293 which removed the cap of 100 exchange access facilities per person, per location to be charged the 911 service charge. 

(2) Unless otherwise defined herein, the definitions and terms set forth in Section 11-98-1 Code of Ala. 1975, as amended and in the Board’s permanent rules set forth in the Alabama Administrative Code Chapter 585-X-3 are incorporated by reference herein. 

(3) Notwithstanding the voice communication connections upon which the 911 service charge shall be imposed as set forth in Section 11-98-5 Code of Ala. 1975, as amended and in Rule 585-X-4-.01 Alabama Administrative Code, no service charge shall be imposed on more than 300 voice communication wireline connections at a single subscriber location for bills rendered on or after January 1, 2015. 

(4) For purposes of this Rule, “Single Subscriber Location” shall mean a fixed location of a particular business, institution or entity with a unique street address or physical location. 

Chapter Name: 
COLLECTION AND DISBURSEMENT OF SERVICE CHARGES
Chapter Number: 
585-X-4
Rule Number: 
.07
Author: 
James T. Sasser
Statutory Authority: 
Code of Ala. 1975, Sections 11-98-1, 11-98-5.
History: 
New Rule: Filed December 19, 2014; effective January 23, 2015. Amended: Filed March 11, 2020; effective July 13, 2020
Status: 
Active
Copy of Filing: 

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