21.551.12 96th Legislative Session 943

2021 South Dakota Legislature

House Bill 1207

Introduced by: Representative Willadsen

An Act to revise certain provisions related to telecommunications companies.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:

Section 1. That § 49-31-1.1 be AMENDED.

49-31-1.1. "Noncompetitive service" defined.

For the purposes of this chapter, "noncompetitive service" is a monopoly service for which no competition exists in areas of the state where only one provider offers voice service using any technology or the regulation of which is necessary to insure affordable local exchange service. Such services include:

(1) Residential local exchange service;

(2) Business local exchange service;

(3) Agribusiness local exchange service;

(4) Emergency services;

(5) Public and semipublic coin telephone service; and

(6) All services not otherwise listed in §§ 49-31-1.2 and 49-31-1.3.

Section 2. That § 49-31-85 be AMENDED.

49-31-85. Commission to establish quality of service standards.

Any regulation of telecommunications service by the commission pursuant to chapters 49-13 and 49-31 shall be fair, reasonable, nondiscriminatory and applicable to all telecommunications carriers providing service in the state. The commission shall establish, by rules promulgated pursuant to chapter 1-26, quality of service standards for noncompetitive service.

Catchlines are not law. (§ 2-16-13.1) Underscores indicate new language.

Overstrikes indicate deleted language.