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Repeal Local Government Internet Service Voter Approval

Concerning the repeal of existing restrictions on the ability of a local government to provide certain electronic communications services.
2017 Regular Session
Local Government
Telecommunications & Information Technology
Bill Summary

Cities, counties, special districts, and other local governments (local government) are currently prohibited, with certain limited exceptions, from providing cable television, telecommunications service, or high-speed internet access without first seeking voter approval. A local government that does provide any of these services is further required to comply with all state and federal laws and regulations governing the service and prohibited from granting certain preferences or discriminating in connection with providing the service.

The bill repeals these restrictions on the provision of cable television, telecommunications service, or high-speed internet access by a local government.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. K. Donovan, Sen. L. Guzman



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