(a) There is hereby created the Universal Lifeline Telephone Service Trust Administrative
Committee, which is an advisory board to advise the commission regarding the development,
implementation, and administration of a program to ensure lifeline telephone service
is available to the people of the state, as provided for in Article 8 (commencing
with Section 871) of Chapter 4 of Part 1 of Division 1, and to carry out the program pursuant to the
commission's direction, control, and approval.
(b) All revenues collected by telephone corporations in rates authorized by the commission
to fund the program specified in subdivision (a) shall be submitted to the commission
pursuant to a schedule established by the commission.Commencing on October 1, 2001, and continuing thereafter, the commission shall transfer the moneys received, and all unexpended revenues collected prior to October 1, 2001, to the Controller for deposit in the Universal Lifeline Telephone Service Trust Administrative
Committee Fund. All interest earned by moneys in the fund shall be deposited in the fund.
(c) Moneys appropriated from the Universal Lifeline Telephone Service Trust Administrative
Committee Fund to the commission shall be utilized exclusively by the commission for
the program specified in subdivision (a), including all costs of the board and the
commission associated with the administration and oversight of the program and the
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