SB 310 / HB 387 – Electric Co-Op Rural Broadband Services

SB 310/HB 387 – Electric Co-Op Rural Broadband Services

Primary Senate Sponsors: Sen. Harry Brown (R-Onslow), Sen. Paul Newton (R-Cabarrus), Sen. Mike Woodard (R-Durham)

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Dean Arp (R-Union), Rep. John Szoka (R-Cumberland), Rep. David Lewis (R-Harnett), Rep. Howard Hunter (D-Hertford)

Bill Summary

This bill would prohibit removing restrictions for electric membership corporations and their subsidiaries from grant funds to provide broadband services. The bill would authorize these corporations and their subsidiaries to supply broadband to expand the use of easements.

Bill Movement

House 

This bill was filed on March 19, 2019.

Committee Referrals:

  • Energy and Public Utilities – Committee Substitute passed April 25, 2019
  • Judiciary – passed April 30, 2019
  • Rules – passed May 6, 2019

This bill passed the House with a vote of 115-1 and will now move to the Senate.

Senate

This bill was filed on March 19, 2019.

Committee Referrals:

  • Insurance – Committee Substitute passed April 17, 2019
  • Judiciary – passed April 30, 2019
  • Rules – passed May 1, 2019

This bill passed the Senate on May 6, 2019. This bill will now move to the House.

This bill was referred to the following House Committees:

  • Energy – passed May 22, 2019
  • Rules – calendared to be heard on May 22, 2019.

 

 
 

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