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SB24-151

Telecommunications Security

Concerning telecommunications security, and, in connection therewith, requiring the public utilities commission to promulgate rules related to the removal, discontinuance, or replacement of critical telecommunications infrastructure that utilizes equipment manufactured by a federally banned entity or foreign adversary.
Session:
2024 Regular Session
Subject:
Telecommunications & Information Technology
Bill Summary

The bill requires telecommunications providers that operate in Colorado to remove, discontinue, or replace all critical telecommunications infrastructure that utilizes equipment from a federally banned entity or foreign adversary.

The bill requires telecommunications providers to register with the public utilities commission (commission) and certify that the telecommunications provider is:

  • Not operating critical telecommunications infrastructure that utilizes equipment from a federally banned entity or foreign adversary; or
  • Participating in the federal reimbursement program established by the federal "Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019" and is in compliance with the reimbursement program.

The bill grants the commission authority to enforce the requirements established by the bill by administering fines against telecommunications providers for noncompliance. The bill also grants the commission rule-making authority to implement the requirements.


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

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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Prime Sponsor

Sen. P. Lundeen, Sen. D. Roberts

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