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49-31-51Access fee imposed on local exchange service lines, cellular telephones and radio pager devices--Report of fee on monthly bills--Report on and remission of fees--Disposition of funds collected.

There is hereby imposed an access fee of fifteen cents per local exchange service line per month, fifteen cents per cellular telephone per month in accordance with the provisions provided in subdivision 34-45-1(7), and fifteen cents per radio pager device per month to pay for the program established in § 49-31-47. The access fee shall be paid by each local exchange subscriber to a local exchange service, or by each cellular telephone or radio pager service subscriber to the service provider, unless the subscriber is otherwise exempt from taxation. The access fee shall be reported as a separate line or service and collected on the regular monthly bill by each local exchange telecommunications company or other service provider operating in this state. On or before the last day of the month following each two-month period, every telecommunications company providing local exchange service or other service provided specified in this section shall remit to the Department of Revenue on forms furnished by the department the amount of the access fee collected for that two- month period. The secretary of revenue may grant an extension of not more than five days for filing a remittance. The Department of Revenue shall deposit ninety percent of the money received pursuant to the provisions of §§ 49-31-47 to 49-31-56, inclusive, into the telecommunication fund for the deaf and ten percent in the telecommunication fund for other disabilities.

Source: SL 1989, ch 401, § 4; SL 1991, ch 385; SL 1997, ch 267, § 5; SL 2002, ch 61, § 4; SL 2003, ch 272 (Ex. Ord. 03-1), § 82; SL 2006, ch 237, §§ 1, 2; SL 2011, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 11-1), § 161, eff. Apr. 12, 2011; SL 2014, ch 221, § 5.

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