Please call your legislator and help defeat AB 1366!

Dear Members,

 

We need everyone's help today, Tuesday, April 23rd to defeat AB 1366.  AB 1366 allows home telephone Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service to be outside of regulation in California and prohibits essential consumer protections.

 

Existing law is a result of SB 1161 that passed in 2012 and was pushed by telecommunications companies.  The law, which sunsets this year, prevents the California Public Utilities Commission, (CPUC) or ANY state entity from acting on consumer complaints regarding VoIP telephone service.   The bill also rolled-back other consumer protections that otherwise applied to anyone using traditional landline services.  

 

AB 1366 which is being heard on Wednesday, April 24th will make permanent the unregulated portions of SB 1161 that passed in 2012.  As a result, consumers will not be able to have their complaints handled by the CPUC or any other state entity.  Additional consumer protections would also not apply to anyone who switches from traditional landlines to VoIP home phone service.    

 

We must defeat AB 1366!  Below is a list of all the members of the Committee on Communications and Conveyance.  This is the committee where AB 1366 will be heard on Wednesday.   I need you to take a look at the list and if you are a constituent of one of the legislators listed or you have a relationship with one of them, please call the number listed next to that legislator, give them your name and let them know:

·         VOTE NO on AB 1366 and bring back consumer protections and oversight, so providers are required to follow reasonable service quality standards that traditional telephone service carriers must adhere to.  

Committee Member s District Office  & Contact Information

 

Capitol Office, Room 6027

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0053; (916) 319-2053

 

Capitol Office, Room 4116

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0033; (916) 319-2033

 

Capitol Office, Room 4130

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0076; (916) 319-2076

 

Capitol Office, Room 2148

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0018; (916) 319-2018

 

Capitol Office, Room 3141

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0073; (916) 319-2073

 

Capitol Office, Room 5164

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0060; (916) 319-2060

 

Capitol Office, Room 4140

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0056; (916) 319-2056

 

Capitol Office, Room 5132

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0041; (916) 319-2041

 

Capitol Office, Room 4015

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0054; (916) 319-2054

 

Capitol Office, Room 4126

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0028; (916) 319-2028

 

Capitol Office, Room 3132

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0023; (916) 319-2023

Capitol Office, Room 6012

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0065; (916) 319-2065

 

Capitol Office, Room 2188

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0052; (916) 319-2052

 

Please call your legislator and help defeat AB 1366!