Broadband capacity; expands existing pilot program, municipal broadband authorities. (SB1334)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patrons Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac), and Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Electric utilities; broadband capacity pilot program. Expands an existing pilot program under which Dominion Energy and Appalachian Power are authorized to provide or make available broadband capacity to Internet service providers in areas of the Commonwealth that are unserved by broadband to include municipal Internet service providers. The current program is restricted to nongovernmental Internet service providers. This bill is identical to HB 1923. Read the Bill »

Status

04/14/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Commerce and Labor Committee

History

DateAction
01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101476D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/19/2021Impact statement from SCC (SB1334)
01/25/2021Reported from Commerce and Labor (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Read second time and engrossed
01/29/2021Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Placed on Calendar
02/02/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Labor and Commerce
02/11/2021Reported from Labor and Commerce (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Read second time
02/16/2021Read third time
02/16/2021Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/16/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Enrolled
02/19/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1334ER)
02/21/2021Impact statement from SCC (SB1334ER)
02/22/2021Signed by President
02/22/2021Signed by Speaker
02/24/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 24, 2021
02/24/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/25/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 357 (effective 7/1/21)
03/25/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0357)

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