NRS 704.001
Purpose and policy of Legislature in enacting chapter.

It is hereby declared to be the purpose and policy of the Legislature in enacting this chapter:


To confer upon the Commission the power, and to make it the duty of the Commission, to regulate public utilities to the extent of its jurisdiction;


To provide for fair and impartial regulation of public utilities;


To provide for the safe, economic, efficient, prudent and reliable operation and service of public utilities;


To balance the interests of customers and shareholders of public utilities by providing public utilities with the opportunity to earn a fair return on their investments while providing customers with just and reasonable rates; and


With regard to telecommunication service:


To regulate competitive suppliers in a manner that allows customers to benefit from full competition regarding rates and services;


To provide for basic network service to economically disadvantaged persons who are eligible for a reduction in rates for telephone service pursuant to NRS 707.400 to 707.500, inclusive; and


To maintain the availability of telephone service to rural, insular and high-cost areas through:


The levy and collection of a uniform and equitable assessment from all persons furnishing intrastate telecommunication service or the functional equivalent of such service through any form of telephony technology; and


Payments to telecommunication providers from the fund to maintain the availability of telephone service.

Source: Section 704.001 — Purpose and policy of Legislature in enacting chapter., https://www.­leg.­state.­nv.­us/NRS/NRS-704.­html#NRS704Sec001.

Last Updated

Feb. 5, 2021

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