Prepaid wireless phones surcharge approved

Retailers selling prepaid wireless phones will be required to collect surcharge fees under a bill passed by the Legislature April 5.

Under LB1091, introduced by Valentine Sen. Deb Fischer, prepaid wireless phones are subject to both the wireless E911 fee and the telecommunication relay system fee. The fees will be collected at the point of sale.

Senators passed the bill on a 44-0 vote.

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