language to be deleted (2) new language
CHAPTER 201-H.F.No. 528 An act relating to telecommunications; imposing TACIP fee on cellular telephone users; requiring that a person must be able to use a communication device to be eligible to get it; restricting eligibility for communication device for communication-impaired person in a residential care facility when the facility already provides or is required to provide comparable telephone service; amending Minnesota Statutes 1994, sections 237.52, subdivision 3; and 237.53, subdivision 2. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 237.52, subdivision 3, is amended to read: Subd. 3. [COLLECTION.] Every telephone company
providing local serviceor communications carrier that provides service capable of originating a telecommunications relay call, including cellular communications and other nonwire access services, in this state shall collect the charges established by the commission under subdivision 2 and transfer amounts collected to the commissioner of administration in the same manner as provided in section 403.11, subdivision 1, paragraph (c). The commissioner of administration must deposit the receipts in the fund established in subdivision 1. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 237.53, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. [ELIGIBILITY.] To be eligible to obtain a communication device under this section, a person must be: (1) at least five years of ageable to benefit from and use the equipment for its intended purpose; (2) communication impaired; (3) a resident of the state; (4) a resident in a household that has a median income at or below the applicable median household income in the state, except a deaf and blind person applying for a telebraille unit may reside in a household that has a median income no more than 150 percent of the applicable median household income in the state; and (5) a resident in a household that has telephone service or that has made application for service and has been assigned a telephone number; or a resident in a residential care facility, such as a nursing home or group home where telephone service is not included as part of overall service provision. Presented to the governor May 22, 1995 Signed by the governor May 22, 1995, 7:28 p.m.