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HB20-1137

Broadband Grant Certification Of Unserved Area Requirement

Concerning a requirement that the broadband deployment board give substantial weight to a local entity's written certification that an area within the entity's jurisdiction is an unserved area when considering an application for grant money for the provision of broadband service to that unserved area.
Session:
2020 Regular Session
Subject:
Telecommunications & Information Technology
Bill Summary

The broadband deployment board (board) awards grants for the provision of broadband service in unserved areas of the state, which are areas deemed to have insufficient broadband service. The bill requires that an applicant for grant money from the board submit to the board a written certification from the local entity with jurisdiction over the area that the applicant proposes to serve certifying that the area is an unserved area. The board is required, both when initially considering the application and on appeal, to give substantial weight to a local entity's written certification that an area is an unserved area and, after reviewing all of the evidence regarding an application, may reject the conclusion of the written certification only upon the vote of at least 10 of the 15 voting members of the board.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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Prime Sponsor

Rep. J. McCluskie, Rep. M. Soper
Sen. K. Donovan

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