EMERGENCY RULES

585-X-3-.24E Definition of Subscriber.
 
(1)The Alabama legislature passed Act No. 2012-293 amending Chapter 98 of Title 11, creating a statewide 9-1-1 Board which is responsible for establishing and collecting a single, statewide emergency service charge applicable to all voice services provided within the state as of October 1, 2013. In order to effectively implement the new statewide rate on October 1, 2013 and ensure continued funding of Alabama's Emergency Communication Districts, the Board is required to implement regulations to provide clear guidance to service providers and subscribers as to the application of the 911 service charge to different classifications of subscribers and service configurations. The Board has published proposed permanent rules set for public hearing on September 18, 2013; however, there is insufficient time for such rules to become effective prior  to  the  October  1,  2013  effective date. Failure to adopt such emergency regulations in time for the providers to make necessary programming changes could imperil the implementation of the statewide 911 fee, and thus constitute an immediate danger to public safety and welfare. This emergency regulation shall remain in effect for spc months from its effective date, unless earlier terminated by permanent rule, 585-X-3-.24E Subscriber
 
(2) A Subscriber shall be defined as person who purchases or receives a voice communication service and is able to receive it or use it periodically over time; provided, however, that for purposes of the imposition and collection of the statewide 9-1-1 charge the term subscriber shall not include the State of Alabama, counties, incorporated municipalities, county and city school boards, independent school boards and all educational institutions and agencies of the State of Alabama the  counties.  within the state, or any incorporated municipalities of the State of Alabama.. An authority or other public corporation shall be deemed part of a county or municipality for purposes of this definition if it is designated as such under law or if a majority of its governing board is required by law to be selected by such authorizing county or municipality.
 
Chapter Name: 
EMERGENCY RULES
Chapter Number: 
585-X-1
Rule Number: 
.04
Author: 
James T. Sasser
Statutory Authority: 
Pursuant to Code of Alabama 1975, §§41-22-5(b) and 41-22-6 ( c ) (2)a. and b.
History: 
Emergency Rule- adopted August 28, 2013; effective September 4, 2013.
Status: 
Active

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