Telecommunications (6)

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 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 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 0748 MonitorUnderground Damage Prevention Act/Changes Christopher Millis
4/13/2017 House - Ref to the Com on Environment, if favorable, Energy and Public Utilities Env -
Telecommunications Transportation Utilities
Updates the state’s “call before you dig” laws to transfer certain enforcement responsibilities from the 811 Notification Center to the Underground Damage Prevention Review Board. Creates a civil cause of action for persons to appeal an arbitration decision in Wake County Superior Court. Makes other technical updates to this law. (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 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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