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2013 Minnesota Statutes

Chapter 237. Telephone, Telegraph, Telecommunications

Chapter Sections
Section Headnote
237.01Definitions
237.011Telecommunications Goals
237.012Broadband Goals
237.02General Authority of Department and Commission; Definitions
237.03Scope of Law
237.035Telecommunications Carrier Exemption
237.036Coin-Operated or Public Pay Telephones

RATES AND PRACTICES
237.04Wire Crossing or Paralleling Utility Line; Rules
237.05Enforcement Authority
237.06Rates and Deposits
237.065Rate for School or Purchasing Cooperative
237.066State Government Pricing Plans
237.067Establishment Exempt from Regulation
237.068Multiparty Line Telephone Service
237.069Tracer; Harassing Telephone Call; Rules
237.07Filing Requirements
237.071Special Pricing
237.072Limitation on Rate Change
237.075Rate Change
237.076Settlement; Procedures
237.08Repealed, 1977 c 359 s 8
237.081Investigation
237.082Telecommunication Rate and Service Goals
237.09Discrimination Prohibited
237.10Uniform Rules, Classifications, Practices; Forms
237.101Electronic Billing
237.11Inspecting Records and Property; Reports Required
237.115Information Subject to Protective Order
237.12Service Connection between Telephone Companies
237.121Prohibited Practices
237.13Repealed, 1987 c 340 s 25
237.14Rate for Service to Officer
237.15Investigation and Hearing; Authority Delegated
237.155Credit for Incorrect Directory Assistance
237.16Local Exchange Competition, Rules
237.161Expired
237.162Public Right-of-Way; Definitions
237.163Use and Regulation of Public Right-of-Way
237.164Universal Service Discount for School or Library
237.17Extension of Long-Distance Line
237.18Surrendering Old License; New Authority

MUNICIPAL TELEPHONE SERVICES
237.19Municipal Telecommunications Services
237.20Condemnation: Notice, Compensation, Appeal

PROPERTY VALUATION AND ACQUISITION
237.21Valuation of Telephone Property
237.22Depreciation; Amortization
237.23Acquiring Property of Another Company
237.231Sale of Local Exchange Service

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS, APPEALS, REMEDIES
237.24Transcribed Copy of Record, Expense
237.25Appeal from Decision of Commission
237.26Order Final and Conclusive
237.27Attorney General to Compel Obedience
237.28Burden of Proof
237.29Repealed, 1978 c 694 s 4

ASSESSMENTS
237.295Assessment of Regulatory Expenses
237.30Telephone Investigation Fund; Appropriation
237.31Repealed, 1951 c 113 s 2
237.32Repealed, 1975 c 25 s 2

TOWN TELEPHONE SYSTEMS
237.33Town Telephone System
237.34Town Telephone Line Outside Corporate Limits
237.35Tax Levy for Construction
237.36Rental, Charge, Toll; Taxation; Nonpayment
237.37Bonds to Construct
237.38Local Exchange Permits Connection
237.39Acquiring or Selling Telephone System
237.40Management
237.41Repealed, 1987 c 340 s 25
237.411Reduced Rate Regulation for Certain Business Customers
237.414Expanded Calling Areas; Transport Facilities; Terminations
237.42Repealed, 1987 c 340 s 25
237.43Repealed, 1987 c 340 s 25
237.435Annual Universal Service Funding Certification

TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE LINES
237.44Telegraph Line, Liability
237.45Telephone and Telegraph Lines Constructed

VIOLATIONS, PENALTIES, ENFORCEMENT
237.46Gross Misdemeanor Violation
237.461Enforcement
237.462MS 2004 Expired, 1999 c 224 s 7; 2004 c 261 art 6 s 3; 1Sp2005 c 1 art 4 s 117

ALARM TRANSMISSION DEVICES
237.47Alarm Transmission Telephone Device; Rules

SURCHARGE COLLECTION
237.49Combined Local Access Surcharge

COMBINED PER NUMBER FEE
237.491Combined Per Number Fee

COMMUNICATION-IMPAIRED PERSONS
237.50Definitions
237.51Telecommunications Access Minnesota Program Administration
237.52Telecommunications Access Minnesota Fund
237.53Telecommunications Device
237.54Telecommunications Relay Services (trs)
237.55Annual Report on Telecommunications Access
237.56Adequate Service Enforcement

COMPETITIVE SERVICES, INCENTIVES
237.57Definitions
237.5799Expired
237.58Expired
237.59Classification of Competitive Service; Hearing
237.60Discriminatory Practices; Service Costs
237.61Expedited Proceeding
237.62Expired
237.625Expired
237.626Promotion Activities
237.63MS 2002 Expired, 1999 c 224 s 7; 2004 c 261 art 6 s 3
237.64Registration; Bond
237.65MS 2002 Expired, 1999 c 224 s 7; 2004 c 261 art 6 s 3
237.66Disclosure of Local Service Options
237.661Antislamming
237.662Notice and Disclosure Requirements of Long-Distance Providers
237.663Loading
237.665Prohibition Against Billing for Unauthorized Charges
237.67Annual Legislative Report
237.68MS 2002 Expired, 1999 c 224 s 7; 2004 c 261 art 6 s 3

PRIVATE SHARED SERVICES
237.681Private Shared Services

TELEPHONE ASSISTANCE PLAN
237.69Telephone Assistance Plan; Definitions
237.70Development of Telephone Assistance Plan
237.701Telephone Assistance Fund; Appropriation
237.71Tap Rules
237.711Tap Implementation Rules
237.72Repealed, 1988 c 621 s 19

TELECOMMUNICATIONS REGULATIONS
237.73Obtaining Service by Fraud; Injunction
237.74Regulation of Telecommunications Carrier

CUSTOM TELEPHONE SERVICES
237.75Class Service

ALTERNATIVE REGULATION PLAN
237.76Purpose
237.761Alternative Regulation Plan; Service
237.762Alternative Regulation Plan Rate, Price
237.763Exemption from Earnings Regulation and Investigation
237.764Plan Adoption; Effect
237.765Quality of Service
237.766Plan Duration and Extension
237.767Discontinuance of Service
237.768Periodic Financial Report
237.769Rules Applicable
237.770Subsidization
237.771Discrimination
237.772Cost Study Methodology
237.773Alternative Regulation for Small Telephone Company
237.774Application of Other Laws
237.775Existing Plan Not Affected

TELEPHONE COMPANY WITH CABLE SERVICES
237.79Telephone Company Providing Cable Service

INTEREXCHANGE TELEPHONE SERVICE
237.80Interexchange Telephone Service
237.81Scope
237.82Definitions; Call Location Information
237.83Disclosure of Call Location Information; Emergency Situations

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