Information Technology (10)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 10/17/2017

H 0068 HighBRIGHT Futures Act John Szoka
4/21/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate EPU RulesOS
Economic Development Information Technology Planning & Land Use Telecommunications Utilities

Clarifies that certain Department of Commerce grants may be spent in support of broadband and its related components; enlarges the scope of existing public private partnership law to include digital infrastructure; and directs several state agency studies related to digital infrastructure, digital literacy, and workforce development. (version 1)

H 0315 MonitorKelsey Smith Act Patricia Hurley
3/30/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate --
Communications Information Technology Public Safety

Allows a law enforcement agency or public safety answering point, in certain emergency situations, to request a user’s cell phone call location data from a wireless service provider. Offers immunity to wireless service providers in these situations, and creates a state-level database of emergency contact information for all wireless service providers registered to do business in the state. (version 1)

H 0396 MonitorMunicipal Broadband Service Area Susan Martin
7/25/2017 Ch. SL 2017-180 EPU RulesOS
Economic Development Information Technology Local Bills Telecommunications Utilities
Companion bill to SB 360
Allows the City of Wilson to provide high-speed broadband service to the Town of Pinetops and certain other properties, adding to an exemption in existing law that allows the City to provide broadband retail services. (version 1)
H 0510 MonitorWilson/Provision of Communication Services Jeffrey Collins
3/29/2017 House - Ref To Com On State and Local Government II --
Economic Development Information Technology Local Bills

Allows the City of Wilson to provide broadband service in certain areas outside its corporate limits until October 6, 2017. (version 1)

H 0541 MonitorFunds/Broadband in Franklin and Nash Counties Bobbie Richardson
4/3/2017 House - Ref To Com On Appropriations --
Economic Development Information Technology Local Bills Telecommunications
Appropriates funds to Franklin and Nash counties for the purposes of providing grants to private broadband service providers, to expand service in unserved areas of those counties for economic development purposes. (version 1)
H 0635 MonitorElectronic Pawn %26amp; Metals Database Dennis Riddell
4/10/2017 House - Ref To Com On Judiciary III --
Information Technology Public Safety Utilities
Companion bill SB 28

Directs the state Department of Information Technology to create a database for reporting transactions of pawned items and scrap metal sales; authorizes access to the electronic database by law enforcement. (version 1)

S 0028 MonitorElectronic Pawn %26amp; Metals Database Shirley Randleman
2/2/2017 Senate - Re-ref to Commerce and Insurance. If fav, re-ref to Appropriations/Base Budget. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate -RulesOS
Information Technology Public Safety Utilities
Companion bill HB 635

Directs the state Department of Information Technology to create a database for reporting transactions of pawned items and scrap metal sales; authorizes access to the electronic database by law enforcement. (version 1)

S 0065 HighBRIGHT Futures Act Wesley Meredith
2/13/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate -RulesOS
Information Technology Technology Telecommunications
Companion bill to HB 68
Clarifies that certain Department of Commerce grants may be spent in support of broadband and its related components; enlarges the scope of existing public private partnership law to include digital infrastructure; and directs several state agency studies related to digital infrastructure, digital literacy, and workforce development. (version 1)
S 0131 MonitorRegulatory Reform Act of 2016-2017 Wilfred Wells
5/4/2017 Ch. SL 2017-10 RR AENR
Environment General Government Information Technology Military & Veteran Planning & Land Use
Utilities

Among numerous other changes to state laws, allows public agencies such as municipalities to exclusively fulfill public records responsibilities by making public records or computer databases available online in a downloadable format. Directs a report by a committee comprised of state and local government agencies—including the League—on development and use of computer databases by these public units and the need for public access to those public records. Exempts landscaping materials from built-upon area calculations for stormwater runoff. Directs state regulators to change current rules for stream mitigation to exempt the first 300 linear feet of stream bed loss from mitigation requirements. Eliminates a reporting requirement that currently requires cities to submit an annual report on how they address complaints by consulting engineers. Establishes a committee of state officials that seeks to coordinate and encourage landowners near military installations to engage in land uses that are compatible with federal defense activities. (version 1)

S 0360 MonitorMunicipal Broadband Service Area Deanna Ballard
3/23/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate --
Economic Development Information Technology Local Bills Telecommunications Utilities
Companion bill HB 396
Allows the City of Wilson to provide high-speed broadband service to the Town of Pinetops and certain other properties, adding to an exemption in existing law that allows the City to provide broadband retail services. (version 1)
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