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CS/HB 1239: Broadband Internet Infrastructure

GENERAL BILL by Ways and Means Committee ; Tomkow ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Morales ; Toledo

Broadband Internet Infrastructure; Requires municipal electric utilities to ensure their broadband provider rates & fees meet certain requirements; requires pole replacement to be completed within specified timeframe; prohibits utilities from requiring broadband provider to comply with attachment specifications that exceed specified safety levels; authorizes municipal electric utilities & broadband providers to negotiate agreements or renegotiate existing agreements & to petition court after specified timeframe if unable to reach agreement.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/9/2021 House - CS Filed
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/23/2021 House • Filed
2/28/2021 House • Referred to Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee
• Referred to Ways & Means Committee
• Referred to Commerce Committee
• Now in Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee
3/2/2021 House • 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
3/18/2021 House • Added to Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee agenda
3/22/2021 House • Favorable by Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee
• Reported out of Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee
• Now in Ways & Means Committee
4/6/2021 House • Added to Ways & Means Committee agenda
4/8/2021 House • Favorable with CS by Ways & Means Committee
4/9/2021 House • Reported out of Ways & Means Committee
• Laid on Table under Rule 7.18(a)
• CS Filed