Inmate telecommunications systems; State Corporation Commission to regulate charges therefor. (HB1632)

Introduced By

Del. Harvey Morgan (R-Gloucester)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

State Corporation Commission regulation; charges for inmate telecommunications systems. Authorizes the State Corporation Commission to determine that the rates for debit or prepaid telephone systems at state correctional facilities are at the lowest available rates for the service in accordance with filed schedules. The measure also establishes a 10% cap on the amount of any commissions, lease payments or other fees that a provider of inmate telecommunications services may pay to the Commonwealth or any agency or political subdivision under its contract. Any amounts paid in excess of this cap are to be deposited in a newly established Prisoner Telephone Rate Fund and used to reduce the surcharges or rates paid for calls. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
11/09/2006Committee
11/09/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 062794428
11/09/2006Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/12/2007Impact statement from SCC (HB1632)
01/30/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1632)
01/31/2007Fiscal impact review from JLARC (HB1632)
02/01/2007Referred to Committee on Appropriations