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Jane Patterson

Tel: (225) 342-7701
Fax: (225) 342-6867
Email: otm@la.gov

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 94280
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804

Physical Address:
Galvez Building
602 North Fifth Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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Telephone Access to Legislative Sessions

Telephone Access to Legislative Sessions (TALS) allows access via a Baton Rouge Centrex system (342-/219-XXXX) telephone line to the proceedings taking place in the Senate and House of Representatives chambers and certain committee rooms in Baton Rouge. Subscribers are able to listen to the audio signal from the public address system in the room of their choice by dialing a three-digit code.

There are two types of service:

  • TALS Feature--includes TALS access via an existing 342-/219- Centrex service line. This line can be used for normal operations of business when not connected to the TALS system.
  • TALS Class--provides a new dedicated Centrex service line in the 342-/219- number range which is restricted to TALS usage. This line will not allow any type of outside calling.

Billing Rates
Subscribers served by the main Baton Rouge Centrex system (342-/219-XXXX) will be billed at the rates below.

Class of Service
Monthly Rate
Installation Charge
TALS Class
$30.00
$180.00
TALS Feature
 15.00
  90.00

Subscribers not served by the Baton Rouge Centrex system (342-/219-XXXX) will also be billed at the rates listed above. However, those subscribers will be additionally billed as shown below for a circuit. There is a one-time installation charge and a monthly charge plus actual mileage for the circuit needed to extend the 342-/219- number to their location outside of the 342-/219- Centrex. These charges apply to foreign central office service (extending the 342-/219- number across town) or to foreign exchange service (extending the 342-/219- number to another town).

Class of Service
Monthly Rate
Installation Charge
Circuit

28.00
plus actual mileage charges*

265.00

*Contact OTM Customer Service (see below) for specific mileage distance and charges to your location.

A Support Service fee of 0.5% shall be applied to the monthly cost of this service.

How to Order
Indicate the request for TALS in the "Remarks" section of a completed Centrex Service Order Form (OTMS-2). Alternatively, the TC may describe the desired service on a Communications Service Request (OTMS-8). The completed form should be submitted to the Customer Service Section.

Subscribers served by the Baton Rouge Centrex system (342-/219-XXXX) can add the TALS feature to an already existing line that will be available for normal business when not connected to the TALS system. Or, they can request a dedicated line for the service (TALS Class) that will not allow any type of outside calling.

Subscribers not served by the Baton Rouge Centrex system (342-/219-XXXX) must additionally order a 342-/219- Centrex line with the connecting circuit.

Forms
OTMS-2 Centrex Service Order Form
OTMS-8 Communications Service Request

Contacts
Section Customer Service 
Phone 225-342-7720
E-mail tracie.cole@la.gov