SB 570
Allows certain entities to form a broadband infrastructure improvement district for the delivery of broadband internet service
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LR Number:
2688S.01I
Last Action:
3/4/2021 - Second Read and Referred S Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2021

Current Bill Summary

SB 570 - This act allows two or more partnering entities, as defined in the act, to form a broadband infrastructure improvement district or partnership for the delivery of broadband internet service to the residents of such municipalities or service area.

A district composed wholly of partnering entities that are municipalities may finance the provision or expansion of broadband internet service through grants, loans, bonds, user fees, or a sales tax, not to exceed one percent. The act also sets forth the composition and operation of the district governing board.

If any of the partnering entities include a municipal utility, electric cooperative, or public utility, different procedures shall be followed as set forth in the act.

This act is similar to SCS/SB 108 (2021), HB 735 (2021), and SB 874 (2020).

JAMIE ANDREWS

Amendments

No Amendments Found.