2012 Regular Session


File Code: Utility Regulation
Sponsored By:
Senators Astle and Pugh
Telephone Companies - Exemption from Prior Approval of Public Service Commission - Franchises, Securities, and Financing


Exempting telephone companies from obtaining prior approval of the Public Service Commission before taking specified actions affecting a franchise or a right to a franchise; exempting telephone companies from obtaining prior approval before purchasing, acquiring, taking, or holding any part of the capital stock of another public service company; and exempting telephone companies from obtaining prior approval before taking specified actions relating to financing the telephone company.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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Senate Action
First Reading Finance
Hearing 3/20 at 1:00 p.m.
House Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Senator John C. Astle, District 30
Senator Catherine E. Pugh, District 40

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Bonds -see also- County & Baltimore City Bonds; State Bonds.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Public Service Commission
Utilities -see also- High Voltage Lines; Telephones; Water

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Public Utilities
( 5-202 , 5-203 , 6-101 , 6-102 , 6-103 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered