Section 8-19C-3

Database fees.

(a) The commission shall have the authority to charge a residential subscriber a fee every two years payable to the commission for each notice for inclusion on the database established pursuant to this chapter. The commission shall also have the authority to charge a person or entity desiring to make telephone solicitations a fee per year payable to the commission for access to, or for paper or electronic copies of the database established pursuant to this chapter. Any fee established by the commission shall be subject to the approval of the Legislative Council.

(b) The commission shall update its "no sales solicitation calls" listing upon receipt of initial consumer subscriptions or renewals and provide this listing for a fee, pursuant to subsection (a).

(c) All fees collected under this chapter shall be deposited into a separate fund in the State Treasury to be expended by the commission for the implementation and administration of this chapter. At the end of each fiscal year, unexpended monies remaining in the fund shall not revert to any other fund of the state, but shall remain available for appropriation. The Legislature shall annually appropriate from the fund the amount necessary for the administration of this chapter to the commission subject to the provisions, terms, conditions, and limitations of the Budget and Financial Control Act, Sections 41-4-80 et seq., Sections 41-19-1 et seq., and any other provisions of this chapter.

(Act 99-450, p. 1043, §4.)