2022 Georgia Code
Title 46 - Public Utilities and Public Transportation
Chapter 5 - Telephone Service
Article 1 - General Provisions
§ 46-5-5. Inclusion of Local Exchanges 495 and 567 in Area Code 404

Universal Citation: GA Code § 46-5-5 (2022)

Local exchanges 495 and 567 shall be included in the current 404 area code on or before July 1, 1996, and removed from the 706 area code; provided, however, that if a geographic area of the 404 area code is designated as a different area code and such geographic area is contiguous to a part of the geographic area where local exchange 495 or 567 is operational, then nothing in this Code section shall prohibit local exchange 495 or 567 from being included in the newly designated area code.

History. Code 1981, § 46-5-5 , enacted by Ga. L. 1995, p. 886, § 1.

Editor’s notes.

Ga. L. 1995, p. 886, § 3, not codified by the General Assembly, provides: “The Public Service Commission shall be required to conduct at least three hearings in locations outside the metropolitan areas of the state and accept evidence as to the costs, feasibility, and methodology of providing for toll free calling between two telephones where the central offices serving such telephones are within an extended area of service of not less than 22 miles of each other. The methodology and analysis of the cost and feasibility of such toll free calling area shall be conducted under the supposition of an alternative system of regulation within the framework of Section 1 of this Act. The commission shall conduct such hearings prior to November 30, 1995, and shall report its findings to the General Assembly no later than December 31, 1995. The Public Service Commission shall conclude its consideration in Docket 4231-U of the expansion of local calling areas pursuant to its rules, including but not limited to all balloting and the formulation of an appropriate rate design, on or before January 1, 1996. The implementation of the expanded calling areas shall be completed on or before July 1, 1996.”

Ga. L. 1995, p. 886, § 4, not codified by the General Assembly, provides for severability.

Law reviews.

For note on the 1995 amendment of this section, see 12 Ga. St. U.L. Rev. 333 (1995).

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