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  S.B. No. 983
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the elimination of certain requirements for certain
  customer-specific communications contracts.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 52.056, Utilities Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 52.056.  SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED REGULATORY
  TREATMENTS. The regulatory treatments the commission may implement
  under Section 52.054 include:
               (1)  approval of a range of rates for a specific
  service; and
               (2)  [approval of a customer-specific contract for a
  specific service; and
               [(3)]  the detariffing of rates.
         SECTION 2.  Subsection (c), Section 58.255, Utilities Code,
  is amended to read as follows:
         (c)  [Each contract shall be filed with the commission.]
  Commission approval of a contract is not required.
         SECTION 3.  Subsection (c), Section 59.074, Utilities Code,
  is amended to read as follows:
         (c)  [Each contract shall be filed with the commission.]
  Commission approval of a contract is not required.
         SECTION 4.  Section 52.057 and Subsection (b), Section
  53.065, Utilities Code, are repealed.
         SECTION 5.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2011.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 983 passed the Senate on
  March 24, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 983 passed the House on
  April 14, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 142, Nays 0, one
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor