Section 37-2A-10


Published: 2015

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Section 37-2A-10

Section 37-2A-10Supervision and inspection fees.

Telecommunications carriers subject to this chapter shall pay to the commission supervision and inspection fees under the following schedule:



(1) Except as provided in subdivision (4), a telecommunications carrier that becomes regulated under subsection (a) of Section 37-2A-5 shall annually pay supervision and inspection fees which shall not be diminished as a result of this chapter and shall be no less than that equal to the annual fees imposed by Section 37-2-41 and paid by that carrier for the calendar year preceding August 1, 2005.



(2) Except as provided in subdivision (4), a telecommunications carrier that becomes regulated under subsection (c) of Section 37-2A-5 shall annually pay supervision and inspection fees which shall not be diminished as a result of this chapter and shall be no less than that equal to the annual fees imposed by Section 37-2-41 and paid by that carrier for the calendar year preceding its election to be regulated under subsection (c) of Section 37-2A-5.



(3) A telecommunications carrier that has not been granted certification to provide telecommunications services in Alabama prior to August 1, 2005, and that obtains certification under the commission's jurisdiction under Section 37-2A-9 shall pay annually supervision and inspection fees as specified in Section 37-2-41.



(4) Should a telecommunications carrier subject to the payment of supervision and inspection fees under subdivisions (1) and (2), sell or otherwise divest more than 25 percent of its intrastate business upon which its supervision and inspection fees were paid, as applicable, for the calendar year preceding August 1, 2005, under subdivision (1) or for the calendar year preceding the date of its election under subdivision (2), it shall annually pay supervision and inspection fees in succeeding calendar years as specified in Section 37-2-41 based on its intrastate business not sold or otherwise divested. Nothing in this subdivision shall relieve any telecommunications carrier acquiring such sold or otherwise divested business from the provisions of this chapter, including the payment of supervision and inspection fees as specified in Section 37-2-41.

(Act 2005-110, p. 163, §1.)