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Subchapter 003 : COLLECTION(Cite as: 30 V.S.A. § 7525)
§ 7525. Delinquent payments
(a) If a report required by this chapter is not filed, or if a report when filed is incorrect or insufficient, or if a provider fails to bill and collect amounts required by this chapter, the fiscal agent shall determine a delinquency from information available and shall so inform the provider.
(b) Interest shall be charged on delinquent payments to the fiscal agent at the rate of 1.5 percent per month or part thereof.
(c) The Public Utility Commission may hear appeals from any determinations of delinquency made by the fiscal agent. Any such determination shall become final if not so appealed within 60 days of its issuance.
(d) Upon petition of the fiscal agent, the Public Utility Commission may impose, after notice and an opportunity for hearing, civil penalties against a telecommunications service provider who is delinquent in making payments to the fiscal agent. Any penalty imposed may be based upon the size and duration of the violation, but no such penalty shall exceed twice the amount of the delinquency or $1,000.00, whichever is larger.
(e) A telecommunications service provider who has filed reports required by this chapter shall not be liable for delinquent payments that were due more than three years before the fiscal agent gave notice of delinquency to the provider.
(f) Payments, interest, and penalties due under this chapter may be collected by civil actions in the courts of this State initiated in the name of the State or fiscal agent. (Added 1993, No. 197 (Adj. Sess.), § 5; amended 1995, No. 99 (Adj. Sess.), § 15; 2005, No. 171 (Adj. Sess.), § 3.)