ACT 286 OF 1996
Official Gazette No. 42.824 of 5 July 1996
Whereby Laws 142 and 143 of 1994 Notes Effective
THE CONGRESS OF COLOMBIA DECREES:
ARTICLE 1o. TRANSIT OF LAW. The utilities should gradually reach the limits established by the Laws 142 and 143 of 1994 and Law 223 of 1995 regarding contributing factors, tariffs and subsidies on time and with the speed set before 30 November 1996 the respective Regulatory Commission. In any case, the transition period may exceed the time periods indicated below:
1. For services of electricity and fuel gas until 31 December 2000, and
2. For drinking water, basic sanitation and basic switched public telephony until 31 December 2001. Effective Jurisprudence
. Decentralized entities and other companies that are providing services to the Law 142 of 1994 refers, will become utilities in accordance with the provisions of Article 17 of Law 142 of 1994, within a period of up to eighteen (18) months from the effective date of this Act.
ARTICLE 3. When local authorities have been paying directly a public service and have not been incorporated in utilities, as was established by Article 182 of Law 142 of 1994, they are granted a period of up to eighteen (18) months from approval of this Act, to become utilities.
ARTICLE 4. From developing the deadline laid down in Article 181 of the Law 142 of 1994, up to six months.
The 5th ITEM. The contributions paid by users of the electricity service belonging to the residential sector strata 5 and 6, the regulated commercial and industrial sector and unregulated service users fuel gas distributed by physical network belonging to the residential sector strata 5 and 6, the commercial sector and the industrial sector including large consumers and users of public switched telephone services basic residential sector belonging to strata 5 and 6 and the commercial and industrial sectors are national and payment is required. The values will be billed and collected by companies of electricity, fuel gas distributed by physical or basic switched telephone network and will be used by the energy distribution companies, or gas, or the providers of public basic telephone service switched , as applicable, who serve in the same territorial area of the contributor user, who will apply them to subsidize payment for the subsistence of its residential users strata I, II and III urban and rural areas. Effective Notes
Excluded from the payment of the contribution, entities established in Section 89.7 of Article 89 of Law 142 of 1994.
If after applying the corresponding to the sectors of electricity and fuel gas distributed by physical network, for the quarterly coverage of all the subsidies required in the respective territorial area contribution, any surplus, they will be transferred by the distribution companies electricity or fuel gas distributed by physical network, within forty-five (45) days following its quarterly settlement days, the "Solidarity Fund for Subsidies and Income Redistribution" of the Nation (Ministry of Mines and energy) and its destination shall be in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 89.3 of Article 89 of Law 142 of 1994 Notes Editor
If after applying the corresponding contribution to service basic switched telephony to the quarterly coverage of all the subsidies required in the respective territorial area any surplus, they will be transferred by the companies providing telephone service within the forty-five (45) days following its quarterly settlement, the "Communications Fund Ministry" of the Nation (Ministry of Communications) which allocated as social investment to pay subsidies for residential users of strata I, II and III, served by service providers and unprofitable companies to what is established in paragraph e of paragraph 74.3 of Article 74 of Law 142 of 1994. Effective Jurisprudence
ARTICLE 6o. TRANSIENT. The Government will make an initial regulations pertinent to the contributions and transfers of basic switched telephone before 31 December 1996.
ARTICLE 7. This Law governs from its promulgation and repealing the 2nd paragraph. Article 40 of Law 142 of 1994, Article 179 of Law 142 of 1994 and others that are contrary, in particular the relevant provisions contained in Laws 142 and 143
1994. The President of the honorable Senate the Republic WAR JULIUS CAESAR
Tulena the Secretary General of the honorable Senate, PUMAREJO VEGA PEDRO
the President of the honorable House of Representatives, Rodrigo Rivera Salazar
the Secretary General of the honorable House of Representatives, DIEGO VIVAS TAFUR
REPUBLIC oF COLOMBIA-NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
published and execute.
Given in Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, on 3 July 1996.
Ernesto Samper Pizano Technical Deputy Minister of Ministry of Finance and Public Credit,
charge of the functions of the office of Minister of Finance and Public Credit
LEONARDO GOMEZ VILLAR Minister of Economic Development, RODRIGO MARIN BERNAL
the Deputy Minister of Energy, responsible for the functions of the office of Minister
mines and Energy,
CROSS LEOPOLD MONTAÑEZ Minister of Communications,
JUAN MANUEL TURBAY MARULANDA