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CS/SB 1592: Broadband Internet Infrastructure

GENERAL BILL by Finance and Tax ; Burgess ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Diaz ; Albritton

Broadband Internet Infrastructure; Citing this act as the "Florida Broadband Deployment Act of 2021"; exempting the purchase or lease of certain equipment by a provider of communications services or a provider of Internet access services in this state from the sales and use tax; requiring municipal electric utilities to ensure that their broadband provider rates and fees meet certain requirements, make certain records available to broadband providers, provide access to its utility poles, and establish just and reasonable terms and conditions for broadband provider attachments; prohibiting municipal electric utilities from prohibiting a broadband provider from using certain techniques and equipment if used in accordance with certain safety standards; authorizing a broadband provider seeking a new pole attachment to invoke the Florida one-touch, make-ready process, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/2/2021 Senate - Now in Appropriations
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Regulated Industries (RI)
  2. Finance and Tax (FT)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/24/2021 Senate • Filed
3/2/2021 Senate • Referred to Regulated Industries; Finance and Tax; Appropriations -SJ 151
• Introduced -SJ 151
3/4/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Regulated Industries, 03/09/21, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
3/9/2021 Senate • Favorable by Regulated Industries; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 190
• Now in Finance and Tax
3/26/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Finance and Tax, 03/31/21, 11:00 am, 110 Senate Building
3/31/2021 Senate • CS by Finance and Tax; YEAS 6 NAYS 2 -SJ 342
4/1/2021 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS by Finance and Tax read 1st time -SJ 352
4/2/2021 Senate • Now in Appropriations