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Minnesota Legislature

Office of the Revisor of Statutes

TELEPHONE COMPANIES

See also TELEPHONE EXCHANGE BUILDINGS; TELEPHONES

Accounting and bookkeeping

Accounting requirements, exception, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.59

Balance sheets, filing with state, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.11

Depreciation and amortization, methods and rates, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.22

Intrastate telephone business, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.10

Administration, telephone assistance plan, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.70

Advertising, rate changes, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.075

Affiliated companies

Alternative regulation plans, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.763

Agents

Charges and rates for services, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.14

Requests by, favorable rates, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.065

Agreements by, expanding calling areas, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.414

Alternative regulation plans

Accounts and accounting, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.768

Adoption, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.764

Application of law, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.763, 2004 237.771

Charges and rates, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.761 to 2004 237.764, 2004 237.766, 2004 237.769, 2004 237.771

Competitive and noncompetitive services, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.763

Compliance with state or federal laws, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.774

Cost studies, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.772

Definitions, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.761, 2004 237.772, 2004 237.773

Discontinuance of service, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.767

Discrimination, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.771

Duration, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.766

Existing plans not affected, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.775

Extension, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.766

Flexibly priced services, see same under this topic

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.76 to 2004 237.774

Hearings, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.764, 2004 237.766

Incentive plans, effect on, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.764

Interconnections, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.769

Interpretation of law, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.774

Intrastate services, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.769

Investigations, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.763

Investment commitments, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.761

New services, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.761, 2004 237.762

Non-price-regulated services, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.761, 2004 237.762

Notice, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.764

Orders, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.764

Petitions, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.76, 2004 237.764, 2004 237.772

Price-regulated services, see same under this topic

Purpose, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.76

Quality of service requirements, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.765

Reclassification of services, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.761

Record keeping, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.766

Reports about, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.765, 2004 237.766, 2004 237.768

Review, revision or renewal, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.766

Rulemaking, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.769

Settlement or stipulation, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.764

Small companies, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.773

Subsidization, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.770

Tariffs, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.761

Violations and penalties, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.765, 2004 237.771

Antislamming, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.661

Appeals, see Orders under PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

Application of law

Commerce Department definitions, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.02

Financing statements, Minn. Statutes 2004 300.113

Local exchange services, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.16

Mortgage or trust deeds, filing, exception, Minn. Statutes 2004 300.114

Radio common carriers, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.01

Railroad law, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.03

Small telephone companies, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.773

Tax exemption, leased or loaned real property, Minn. Statutes 2004 272.01

Telephone books, transportation, Minn. Statutes 2004 221.025

Appraisals, costs, assessments, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.295

Approvals by, emergency telecommunications systems, plans, Minn. Statutes 2004 403.07, 2004 403.08

Assessments, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.295

Audits and examinations, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.11, 2004 237.295

Automatic dialing announcing devices, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.59, 2004 325E.26 to 2004 325E.31

Bills, see Charges and rates under this topic

Bonds

Acquisition of other telephone companies, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.23

Mortgages or deeds of trust, security bonds, validity, Minn. Statutes 2004 222.141

Savings banks, investing in, Minn. Statutes 2004 50.14

Bundled services, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.626

Cable television services, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.79

Cables, see Construction, maintenance, repair, or use (telephone lines and cables) under this topic

Capital stock, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.23, 2004 300.31

Cellular telephone companies, see under CELLULAR TELEPHONES

Certificates and certification, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.16

Charges and rates

900 calls, Minn. Statutes 2004 325F.692

911 emergency telecommunications systems, Minn. Statutes 2004 403.11, 2004 403.113

Agents, charges for services, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.14

Alternative regulation plans, see same under this topic

Anticompetitive pricing, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.411

Antislamming, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.661

Bill and keep arrangements, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.414

Business customers, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.411

Cellular telephones, 911 calls handled from, Minn. Statutes 2004 403.11

Competitive services, see same under this topic

Defined as shelter costs, Minn. Statutes 2004 256D.35

Delinquency charges, billings, statement of penalties, Minn. Statutes 2004 325E.021

Deposit fees, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.06

Disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.66, 2004 237.662

Discrimination, see same under this topic

Electronic billing, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.101

Employees, charges for services, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.14

Expanded calling areas, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.414

Fairness and reasonableness, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.06, 2004 237.067, 2004 237.28

Filing, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.07

Government Data Practices Act, application of law, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.07

Hotels, notice of separate fee, Minn. Statutes 2004 325F.99

Interconnection and network elements, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.12

Interim rates, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.59

Investigations, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.081, 2004 237.411

Libraries, special services and rates, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.065

Limitations, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.072

Loading, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.663

Noncompetitive services, see same under this topic

Notice to customers, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.155, 2004 237.414, 2004 237.66, 2004 237.662

Officers, charges for services, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.14

Price lists

Emerging competition, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.59

Filing, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.07

Flexibly priced services, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.762

New services, alternative regulation plans, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.761

Non-price-regulated services, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.761, 2004 237.762

Prohibited practices, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.121

Promotions, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.626

Public schools, special services and rates, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.065

Rate changes, procedure

Administrative Hearings Office, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.076

Commerce Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.075

Competitive services, see same under this topic

Contested cases, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.075

Exclusions, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.075

Expanded calling areas, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.414

Interim rate schedule, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.075

Noncompetitive services, see same under this topic

Notice, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.075, 2004 237.414

Public Utilities Commission, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.075, 2004 237.076

Schedules, filing, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.075

Settlement, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.076

Suspension of rates, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.075

Services subject to emerging competition, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.071, 2004 237.59

Small telephone companies, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.773

State government pricing plans, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.066

Surcharges

911 emergency telecommunications systems, Minn. Statutes 2004 403.11

Combined local access, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.49

Local telephone companies, collections, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.49

Telecommunication access Minnesota, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.52

Telephone assistance plan funding, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.70

Tariff changes, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.075

Telecommunications services provided by purchasing cooperatives, Minn. Statutes 2004 308A.210

Third-party service, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.665

Township telephone systems, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.36, 2004 237.40

Valuation of property for ratemaking purposes, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.21

Violations and penalties, see same under this topic

Charitable contributions

Allowable operating expenses, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.075

City-owned, see Telephone systems under MUNICIPALLY OWNED UTILITIES

Class A telephone companies, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.231

Communication-impaired persons, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.50 to 2004 237.56

Competitive services

Administrative penalties, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.462

Alternative regulation plans, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.763

Burden of proof, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.462

Charges and rates, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.07, 2004 237.59, 2004 237.67

Definitions, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.57

Effective competition, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.57, 2004 237.59

Emerging competition, see same under this topic

Enforcement of law, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.462

Interexchange services, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.80

Violations, civil penalties, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.461

Complaints

Communication-impaired persons, access, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.56

Data, classification, disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2004 13.679

Proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.081

Reduced rates, business customers, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.411

Telephone assistance plan, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.70

Third-party service provider charges, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.665

Connections between, see Interconnections under this topic

Construction, maintenance, repair, or use (telephone lines and cables)

Cutting, rerouting, or diverting, Minn. Statutes 2004 609.774

Expanded calling areas, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.414

Extending through cities, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.17

Interpretation of law, Minn. Statutes 2004 222.37

Lines along, across, on, or under interstate or trunk highways, Minn. Statutes 2004 161.46

Public roads, use, Minn. Statutes 2004 222.37

Railroad rights-of-way, eminent domain, Minn. Statutes 2004 222.36

Rights, Minn. Statutes 2004 222.37, 2004 237.16, 2004 237.45

Wetlands replacement, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2004 103G.2241

Contested cases

Classification of services, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.59

Costs, assessment, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.295, 2004 237.30

Expedited proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.59, 2004 237.61, 2004 237.764

Rate changes, generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.075, 2004 237.076, 2004 237.081

Service complaints, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.081

Small telephone companies, local exchange services, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.16

Contracts, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.14

Cooperative telephone associations, see Telephone cooperatives under COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATIONS

Corporate takeovers, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.23

Corporations, officers, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.14, 2004 237.46

Cost studies

Incremental cost studies, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.59, 2004 237.626

Methodology, alternative regulation plans, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.772

Customers

900 call charges, responsibility, Minn. Statutes 2004 325F.692

Authorization to change long distance carrier, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.66, 2004 237.661

Business customers, defined, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.411

Call blocking, see Blocking under TELEPHONE CALLS

Change of election, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.66

Notice given, third-party service provider charges, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.665

Notice received

Alternative regulation plans, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.764, 2004 237.765

Charges and rates, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.66, 2004 237.662

Expanded calling areas, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.414

Incorrect directory assistance credit, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.155

Local service options, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.66

Long distance carrier, change, right to authorize, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.66, 2004 237.661

Small telephone companies, rate increases, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.773

Telephone assistance plan, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.70

Shared savings with, incentive plans, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.66

Data

Access to stored communications, see under DATABASES

Depreciation accruals and reserves, determining, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.22

Deeds, trust deeds, Minn. Statutes 2004 222.18, 2004 300.114

Definitions

Alternative regulation plans, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.761, 2004 237.772, 2004 237.773

Application of law, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.02

CLASS services, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.75

Easements, Minn. Statutes 2004 238.35

Emerging competition, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.57

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.01

Industrial development districts, Minn. Statutes 2004 469.153

Interstate highway system, Minn. Statutes 2004 161.46

Public utilities, financing statements, Minn. Statutes 2004 300.111

Telecommunication access Minnesota, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.50

Telecommunications law, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.01, 2004 237.231

Telephone services, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.57

Universal telephone services, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.16

Descriptions of property

Financing statements, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2004 300.112

Mortgages or trust deeds, Minn. Statutes 2004 300.114

Directories, see Telephone directories under DIRECTORIES

Directory assistance, charges and rates, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.155

Disclosure, charges and rates, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.66, 2004 237.662

Discrimination

Alternative regulation plans, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.771

Charges and rates, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.075, 2004 237.09, 2004 237.14, 2004 237.60

Interconnections, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.12

Intrastate services, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.09

Particular services, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.09

Prohibitions, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.09

Promotions, exception, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.626

Telephone services, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.07, 2004 237.60

Drivers, qualifications, application of law, Minn. Statutes 2004 221.031

Easements

Mortgages or trust deeds covering, Minn. Statutes 2004 300.114

Tax-forfeited lands, Minn. Statutes 2004 282.01, 2004 282.04

Utility easements, defined, Minn. Statutes 2004 238.35

Effective competition

Defined, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.57

Services subject to, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.59

Electrical systems, inspections, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2004 326.244

Emergency telephone systems, see EMERGENCY TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS

Emerging competition

Charges and rates, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.07, 2004 237.071

Defined, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.57

Incentive plans, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.764

Services subject to, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.59

Eminent domain, railroad rights-of-way, Minn. Statutes 2004 222.36

Employees

Charges and rates for services, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.14

Electrician's license exemption, Minn. Statutes 2004 326.242

Telephone lines, Minn. Statutes 2004 609.774

Telephone messages, Minn. Statutes 2004 609.775

Wiretapping, reports about, Minn. Statutes 2004 626A.15

Equipment, maintenance or repair

Construction contracts, exclusion, Minn. Statutes 2004 337.01

Exchanges

Construction and operation, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.16

Defined, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.50

Local exchange services, see same under this topic

Extended area service

Balloting account, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.295

Balloting costs, payment, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.295

Competitive areas, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.411

Defined as price-regulated service, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.761

Facilities, see Telephone lines under this topic

Financing statements

Application of law, Minn. Statutes 2004 300.113

Definitions, Minn. Statutes 2004 300.111

Description of property not required, Minn. Statutes 2004 300.112

Duration, Minn. Statutes 2004 300.112

Filing, Minn. Statutes 2004 300.112

Fines, civil penalties for violations, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.461, 2004 237.462

Flexibly priced services

Charges and rates, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.761, 2004 237.762

Discontinuance, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.767

New services, when available, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.761

Quality of service, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.765

Subsidization, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.770

Forms, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.10

Franchises

Cities, acquisition and operation, Minn. Statutes 2004 300.05

Valuation for ratemaking purposes, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.21

Gross jurisdictional operating revenues, assessments, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.295

Hearings

Expedited proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.59, 2004 237.61, 2004 237.764

Interconnections, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.12

Local exchange services, sales, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.231

Incentive plans

Termination, alternative regulation plans, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.764

Indebtedness, Minn. Statutes 2004 222.18

Indemnity

Information service (900 call) charges, Minn. Statutes 2004 325F.692

Independent telephone companies

Charges and rates, election of regulation, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.075

Commerce Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.075

Defined, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.01

Disclosure of prices, exemption from filing, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.66

Interexchange services and facilities, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.16

Payments by, universal service fund, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.16

Industrial development projects, see Projects under INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS

Information about

Obtaining to aid wiretapping, Minn. Statutes 2004 626A.14

Injunctions

Compliance with laws, orders, or judgments, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.27

Enforcement of law, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.461

Inspections

Commerce Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.11

Public Utilities Commission, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.11

Records, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.07, 2004 237.11

Interconnections

Alternative regulation plans, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.769

Expanded calling areas, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.414

Independent telephone companies, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.16

Local exchange services, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.16

Prohibited practices, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.121

Requirements, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.12, 2004 237.16

Township telephone systems, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.34, 2004 237.38, 2004 237.40

Interexchange services

Defined, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.50

Independent telephone companies, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.16

Local exchange services, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.16

Small telephone companies, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.16, 2004 237.773

Telecommunications Act, purpose, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.80

Telecommunications carriers, see under TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Interpretation of law

Alternative regulation plans, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.774

Local exchange services, expansion, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.16

Public roads, use, Minn. Statutes 2004 222.37

Intrastate telephone business, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.10

Investigations

Alternative regulation plans, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.763

Charges and rates, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.081, 2004 237.411

Costs, payment, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.295, 2004 237.30

Inadequate service, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.081

Interconnections discontinuance, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.12

Public Utilities Commission, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 216A.05, 2004 237.081, 2004 237.295

Telephone assistance plan, complaints, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.70

Telephone investigation revolving fund, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.30

Jurisdiction

Commerce Department, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.02

Public Utilities Commission, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.02

Lawsuits

Audit and investigation costs, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.295, 2004 237.30

Enforcement of law, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.461

Examination of records, expenses, recovery, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.11

Place of trial, venue, Minn. Statutes 2004 542.09

Public Utilities Commission orders, status, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.26

Rate changes, refunds, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.075

Liability

Disconnect orders, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.73

Information service (900 call) charges, fraud, Minn. Statutes 2004 325F.692

Records, access for child support enforcement, immunity from liability, Minn. Statutes 2004 256.978

Lines, see Telephone lines under this topic

Local access and transport areas (LATAs)

Defined, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.50, 2004 237.57

Services subject to emerging competition, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.59

Local exchange carriers

Defined, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.01

Notice to customers, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.155

Local exchange services

Application of law, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.16

Certificates of authority, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.16

CLASS services, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.75

Competition, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.16

Definitions, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.50

Interexchange services, see same under this topic

Interim authority, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.16

Interpretation of law, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.16

Maps, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.16

Rulemaking, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.16

Sales, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.231

Small telephone companies, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.16, 2004 237.773

Telecommunications carriers, see under TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Telephone assistance plan, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.70

Township telephone systems, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.36, 2004 237.38

Unauthorized changes in service providers, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.16

Unbundling requirements, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.16

Local network access, installation and repair

Defined as price-regulated service, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.761

Local operator services

Defined as price-regulated services, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.761

Local service providers

Telephone assistance plan, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.70, 2004 237.701

Local telephone companies

Emergency telecommunications systems, fees, Minn. Statutes 2004 403.11

Payments by, universal service fund, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.16

Surcharge collection, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.49

Local telephone services, see Local exchange services under this topic

Long distance services

Blocking, see under TELEPHONE CALLS

Carriers, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.66, 2004 325F.99

Costs, recovery by telephone company, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.075

Lines, extending through cities, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.17

Notice requirements, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.66

Payment for local facilities, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.12

Rate discrimination prohibited, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.60

Township telephone systems, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.36

Mail and mailing, telephone assistance plan, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.70

Maintenance, see Construction, maintenance, repair, or use (telephone lines and cables) under this topic

Mortgages

Application of law, exception, Minn. Statutes 2004 300.114

Bonds secured by, Minn. Statutes 2004 222.141

Description, sufficiency, Minn. Statutes 2004 300.114

Filing, effect, Minn. Statutes 2004 300.114

Prior instruments, Minn. Statutes 2004 300.114

Recording requirements, Minn. Statutes 2004 222.18

Validity, Minn. Statutes 2004 222.141

Municipal telephone companies, see Telephone systems under MUNICIPALLY OWNED UTILITIES

Negative check-offs, defined, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.661

Non-price-regulated services

Charges and rates, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.762

Classification as, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.761

New services, when available, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.761

Price lists, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.761

Tariffs, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.761

Noncompetitive services

Alternative regulation plans, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.763

Charges and rates, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.07, 2004 237.071

Defined, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.57

Incentive plans, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.764

Unique customers, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.071

Notice given

900 calls, billing, Minn. Statutes 2004 325F.692

Alternative regulation plans, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.764, 2004 237.766

Call blocking options, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.66

Charges and rates, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.414, 2004 237.66, 2004 237.662

Expanded calling areas, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.414

Local exchange services, sales, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.231

Long distance carriers, change, authorization, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.66, 2004 237.661

Promotional activities, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.626

Public roads, use, Minn. Statutes 2004 222.37

Rate changes, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.075

Telephone assistance plan, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.70

Notice received

911 emergency telecommunications systems, charges, Minn. Statutes 2004 403.11, 2004 403.113

Appraisals of property, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.15

Emergency telecommunications systems, fee changes, Minn. Statutes 2004 403.11

Investigations, charges and rates, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.081

Third-party service providers, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.665

Officers

Charges and rates for services, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.14

Violations, criminal liability, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.46

Offices, in-state requirement, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.11

Opinion polls, local exchange services, sales, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.231

Orders

Disconnect orders, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.12, 2004 237.73

Interconnections, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.12

Protective orders, trade secrets, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.115

Public Utilities Commission, see Orders under PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

Records, producing, noncompliance, contempt of court, Minn. Statutes 2004 8.16

Pay telephones, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.036, 2004 237.59, 2004 403.025

Payments by

Audit or investigation costs, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.11, 2004 237.295

Long-distance companies, payments for local facilities, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.12

Relocation of facilities along, across, on, or under interstate highways, costs, Minn. Statutes 2004 161.46

Universal service fund, contributions, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.16

Payments to

Emergency telecommunications system costs, reimbursement, Minn. Statutes 2004 403.11

Franchises, acquisition and operation costs, Minn. Statutes 2004 300.05

Prompt payment of bills, local governments, exception, Minn. Statutes 2004 471.425

Relocation of facilities along, across, on, or under interstate highways, Minn. Statutes 2004 161.46

Veterans' organizations, defined as lawful purpose, Minn. Statutes 2004 349.12

Permits, 1915 law, transition provisions, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.18

Petitions by

Alternative regulation plans, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.76, 2004 237.764, 2004 237.772

Telephone services, classification, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.59

Planning, see Alternative regulation plans under this topic

Price-regulated services

Charges and rates, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.762, 2004 237.764

Defined, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.761

Discontinuance, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.767

New services, when available, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.761

Quality of service, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.765

Specific services, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.761

State government pricing plans, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.066

Subsidization, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.770

Priorities, messages or calls

Radio broadcasting for police purposes, Minn. Statutes 2004 299C.36

Privacy of communications, see WIRETAPPING

Prohibited practices, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.121

Promotions, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.626

Property taxes, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2004 272.01, 2004 272.03

Property

Acquisition of other telephone companies, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.23

Appraisals by Commerce Department, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.15

Depreciation and amortization, methods and rates, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.22

Public Utilities Commission, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.22

Real property, leased or loaned, tax exemption, Minn. Statutes 2004 272.01

Public roads, use, Minn. Statutes 2004 222.37

Public utilities, telephone companies defined as, Minn. Statutes 2004 300.111

Rates and charges, see Charges and rates under this topic

Real property, leased or loaned property

Tax exemption, application of law, Minn. Statutes 2004 272.01

Records and record keeping

Alternative regulation plans, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.766

Child support enforcement, access, Minn. Statutes 2004 256.978

Court orders to produce, noncompliance, contempt, Minn. Statutes 2004 8.16

Inspections, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.11

Public access, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.07

Subpoenas, Minn. Statutes 2004 8.16, 2004 388.23

Refunds, interim rates, excess collections, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.075

Registration, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.64

Regulation, see Alternative regulation plans under this topic

Reports given

Accounts, annual report, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.11

Alternative regulation plans, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.765, 2004 237.766, 2004 237.768

Reporting requirements, exception, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.59

Wiretapping violations, Minn. Statutes 2004 626A.15, 2004 626A.16

Revenues, gross jurisdictional operating revenue assessments, audit or investigation costs, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.295

Right of entry, trunk highway rights-of-way, Minn. Statutes 2004 161.45

Rulemaking about

Accounts and accounting, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.10

Alternative regulation plans, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.769

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 216A.07

Intrastate telephone business, accounting, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.10

Local exchange services, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.16

Public Service Department, continuance, Minn. Statutes 2004 216A.08

Telephone books, transportation, safety, Minn. Statutes 2004 221.031

Rural telephone cooperatives, Minn. Statutes 2004 62H.10

Securities

Acquisition of other telephone companies, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.23

Security interests, perfecting, Minn. Statutes 2004 300.111 to 2004 300.113

Service of process on, disconnection, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.73

Services, see Telephone services under this topic

Small telephone companies

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.773

Interexchange services, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.16, 2004 237.773

Local exchange services, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.16

Stocks

Acquisition of other telephone companies, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.23

Requirements, Minn. Statutes 2004 300.31

Studies by, see Cost studies under this topic

Subpoenas, records, Minn. Statutes 2004 8.16, 2004 388.23

Surety bonds, registered companies, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.64

Tariffs, alternative regulation plans, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.761

Telecommunications, see TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Telephone assistance plan, see TELEPHONE ASSISTANCE PLAN

Telephone books, see Telephone directories under DIRECTORIES

Telephone cooperatives, see under COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATIONS

Telephone lines

Construction, maintenance, repair, or use (telephone lines and cables), see same under this topic

Employees, cutting, rerouting, or diverting lines, Minn. Statutes 2004 609.774

Lines across, along, on, or under interstate or trunk highways, Minn. Statutes 2004 161.46

Mechanics and material suppliers liens, persons entitled to, Minn. Statutes 2004 514.04

Permits, real estate tax judgment sales, Minn. Statutes 2004 280.08, 2004 280.11

Property taxes, exclusion, Minn. Statutes 2004 272.03

Public service corporations, Minn. Statutes 2004 300.03

Statutory cities, operating, Minn. Statutes 2004 412.014

Surcharges per access line, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.49

Toll-free, see TOLL-FREE TELEPHONE LINES

Township telephone companies, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.33, 2004 237.34, 2004 237.39

Unauthorized communication with kidnappers, Minn. Statutes 2004 609.774

Wire crossing or paralleling utility lines, rules, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.04

Telephone services

900 numbers, see under TELEPHONE CALLS

Advertising services, see Telephone advertising services under TELEPHONE CALLS

Boarding and lodging houses, regulations, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.067

Boarding care home residents, relocation, Minn. Statutes 2004 144A.161

Bundled services, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.414, 2004 237.626

Call blocking, see Blocking under TELEPHONE CALLS

Call services, generally, see TELEPHONE CALLS

CLASS services, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.59, 2004 237.75

Classification, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.59

Communication devices for communication-impaired persons, see under TELEPHONES

Competitive services, see same under this topic

Customer deposits, Minn. Statutes 2004 325E.02, 2004 325E.025, 2004 325E.21

Definitions, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.50, 2004 237.75

Disconnection, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.36, 2004 237.73

Discrimination, see same under this topic

Effective competition, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.57, 2004 237.59

Emerging competition, see same under this topic

Extended area service, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.295, 2004 237.761

Fair and reasonable competition, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.16

Fees, see Charges and rates under this topic

Flexibly priced services, see same under this topic

Food and beverage service establishments, regulations, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.067

Fraudulent, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.075, 2004 325F.693

Hotels, regulations, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.067

Inadequate service, investigations, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.081

Interexchange services, see same under this topic

Local exchange services, see same under this topic

Long distance services, see same under this topic

Motels, regulations, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.067

Network services, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.59

New services, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.59, 2004 237.761

Non-price-regulated services, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.761, 2004 237.762

Noncompetitive services, see same under this topic

Nursing home residents, relocation, Minn. Statutes 2004 144A.161

Obtaining service by fraud, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.73, 2004 609.893

Price-regulated services, see same under this topic

Prohibited practices, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.121

Promotions, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.626

Public schools, special services and rates, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.065

Reclassification, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.59

Resorts, regulations, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.067

Services subject to emerging competition, see Emerging competition under this topic

Surcharges, see Charges and rates under this topic

Telephone service subscribers, defined, Minn. Statutes 2004 325F.693

Third-party service providers, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.665

Universal services, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.16, 2004 237.164

Township telephone systems, see under MUNICIPALLY OWNED UTILITIES

Tracing calls, see Tracing under TELEPHONE CALLS

Trade secret information

Protection, Public Utilities Commission meetings, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.115

Transporting and switching facilities

Expanded calling areas, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.414

Trust deeds

Application of law, exception, Minn. Statutes 2004 300.114

Description, sufficiency, Minn. Statutes 2004 300.114

Filing, effect, Minn. Statutes 2004 300.114

Prior instruments, Minn. Statutes 2004 300.114

Recording, Minn. Statutes 2004 222.18

Universal service fund, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.16, 2004 237.435, 2004 237.765

Utilities, telephone companies defined as, Minn. Statutes 2004 161.46

Valuation of property, exchange units and plants, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.21

Violations and penalties

Alternative regulation plans, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.765, 2004 237.771

Civil penalties, amounts, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.461

Competition violations, civil penalties, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.461

Employees, Minn. Statutes 2004 609.774, 2004 609.775

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.46

Information service (900 call) charges, fraud, Minn. Statutes 2004 325F.692

Injunctions against, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.27

Local exchange services, certificates of authority, revocation, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.16

Long distance carriers, unauthorized change, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.66

Officers, criminal liability, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.46

Prohibited practices, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.121

Records, producing, Minn. Statutes 2004 8.16

Reduced rates, business customers, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.411

Services, obtaining by fraud, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.73, 2004 609.893

Unreasonable charges, Minn. Statutes 2004 237.06

Waivers, notice, use of public roads, Minn. Statutes 2004 222.37

Wire and cable sales

Record keeping, communication utilities, Minn. Statutes 2004 325E.21