Telecommunications (8)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 7/9/2018

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 EnactedMunicipal 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 App -
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)
H 0967 HighTelemedicine Policy Donny Lambeth
6/12/2018 Senate - Re-ref to Health Care. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate HEALTH HC
Economic Development Information Technology Telecommunications

Among other provisions related to the practice of telemedicine, directs a study of internet access by the Department of Health & Human Services, which shall consult with the Department of Information Technology’s Broadband Infrastructure Office. The study, proposed for completion by September 1, 2019, would recommend a plan to ensure that all N.C. residents have sufficiently advanced internet connectivity to receive health care services via telemedicine. Considerations for the study include recommendations for the best manner in which to incentivize investment in broadband infrastructure and reduce barriers to deployment of that infrastructure.

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 -RulesOS
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)
S 0779 MonitorTelemedicine Policy Louis Pate
5/31/2018 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate -RulesOS
Telecommunications

Among other additions to state law regulating the practice of telemedicine, directs a study of broadband infrastructure in the state, to be conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services, with input from the N.C .Broadband Infrastructure Office. The report shall include recommendations regarding the best manner in which to incentivize investment in broadband infrastructure, to reduce barriers to deployment of that infrastructure, and initiatives to encourage adoption of broadband service in communities.

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