Telecommunications services; provision by local governments. (HB1052)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Provision of telecommunications services by local governments. Authorizes any locality to provide any telecommunications service, including cable television services, Internet, broadband, telephone service, and wireless Internet service, within its boundaries, after holding a public hearing, adopting a resolution, and obtaining approval from the State Corporation Commission. The measure eliminates existing provisions that (i) prohibit cross-subsidization of such services, (ii) require feasibility studies, (iii) prevent a locality from charging less than an incumbent provider, and (iv) limit the types of localities, by population and whether they provide electric utility service, that may qualify to offer such services. Read the Bill »


12/04/2020: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104644D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Communications, Technology and Innovation
01/18/2020Impact statement from DHCD (HB1052)
01/20/2020Referred from Communications, Technology and Innovation
01/20/2020Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/21/2020Assigned CC & T sub: Land Use
01/31/2020Continued to 2021 in Counties, Cities and Towns
12/04/2020Left in Counties, Cities and Towns