OR HB4079 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 19-2)
Status: Introduced on February 3 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-03-08 - At Desk upon adjournment.
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Modifies definitions applicable for purposes of universal service surcharge. Subjects sale of retail commercial mobile radio services and retail interconnected voice over internet protocol services to universal service surcharge. Reduces rate cap to six percent of sale of services subject to surcharge. Directs Public Utility Commission to transfer up to $5 million per year of moneys deposited in universal service fund to Broadband Fund. Establishes Broadband Fund. Continuously appropriates moneys in Broadband Fund to Oregon Business Development Department to provide grants and loans through, and to administer, program related to broadband. Directs department to adopt program for providing grants and loans by rule. Directs department to report annually to interim committee of Legislative Assembly related to telecommunications on status of Broadband Fund. Sunsets Broadband Fund, transfer of moneys from universal service fund to Broadband Fund and grant program on January 2, 2030. Becomes operative on January 1, 2021. Takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine die.

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Relating to the universal service fund; prescribing an effective date.


Roll Calls

2020-02-28 - House - House Committee Do Pass the A-Eng bill (Y: 13 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 8) [PASS]
2020-02-10 - House - House Committee Do pass with amendments and be referred to Ways and Means by prior reference. (Printed A-Eng.) (Y: 5 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2020-03-08HouseAt Desk upon adjournment.
2020-03-03HouseRecommendation: Do pass.
2020-02-28HouseWork Session held.
2020-02-27HouseReturned to Full Committee.
2020-02-27HouseWork Session held.
2020-02-25HouseAssigned to Subcommittee On Capital Construction.
2020-02-10HouseReferred to Ways and Means by prior reference.
2020-02-10HouseRecommendation: Do pass with amendments, be printed A-Engrossed, and be referred to Ways and Means by prior reference.
2020-02-10HouseWork Session held.
2020-02-06HouseWork Session held.
2020-02-04HousePublic Hearing held.
2020-02-03HouseReferred to Revenue with subsequent referral to Ways and Means.
2020-02-03HouseFirst reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.
2020-01-27HousePresession Released to the Public.

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