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HB21-1201

Transparency Telecommunications Correctional Facilities

Concerning transparency of penal telecommunications service providers in correctional facilities.
Session:
2021 Regular Session
Subjects:
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Telecommunications & Information Technology
Bill Summary

The bill requires penal telecommunications service providers (providers) who provide penal telecommunications services (services) to correctional facilities (facilities) to maintain data and records (data) related to the services provided to those facilities. The bill requires providers to submit the data and a report on the services provided to the public utilities commission (commission) on a quarterly basis. The commission is required to publish the data and report on its website in a format accessible by the public.

The commission shall establish a maximum per-minute rate for in-state debit, prepaid, and collect calls to or from facilities, and shall conduct trial tests to ensure accountability and transparency.

Current law exempts providers and the services provided from oversight by the commission. The bill grants the commission authority over providers and the services provided.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. S. Gonzales-Gutierrez, Rep. K. Tipper
Sen. J. Gonzales

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Co-sponsor