SB 186 Modifies the authority of local governments to offer certain communications services
Sponsor: Emery
LR Number: 0611S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Local Government and Elections
Last Action: 2/28/2017 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Local Government and Elections Committee (0611S.03C) Journal Page:
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2017

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Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 186 - This act prohibits a local government from using financial resources or subsidization to offer a competitive communications service where a private business also offers such service unless the use of such financial resources is approved by voters. This act exempts a local government from this prohibition if the local government makes a request for a communications service of a specific speed, at a specific location, on a specific date, and all existing communication service providers within the local government boundaries are unable to provide such service.

This act is identical to a provision contained in SCS/HCS/HB 247 (2017), and is similar to HCS/HB 2078 (2016) and SB 946 (2016).