CHAPTER 309

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 288

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 115 OF TITLE 26 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Section 115, Title 26 of the Delaware Code by making deletions as shown by strike through and insertions as shown by underline as follows:

(h) In lieu of the regulatory assessment imposed under this section, a telecommunications service provider shall pay an assessment into the Delaware Broadband Fund. On August 1, 2013, the telecommunications service provider shall pay into the fund 1/2 of the amount of its 2011 regulatory assessment in lieu of the amounts due under this section for the period January 1, 2013, through June 2013 and shall continue making payments into the Fund in lieu of any amounts due under this section for an additional 3 years beginning on January 30, 2014, and ending on January 30, 2016, in an amount equal to the regulatory assessment for the year 2011, after which time the obligation under subsections (a)-(g) of this section or to make payments under this subsection shall cease.

Approved July 15, 2014