Published by Valdosta Daily Times on March 13, 2019
A broadband bill kicked off the legislative session.
• HB 23 allows EMCs to provide broadband services, while prohibiting the cross-subsidization of the EMCs broadband services and its natural gas or electricity services.
• It also prohibits EMCs disconnecting a user’s gas or electric service for their failure to pay for the broadband service, and vice versa.
• This bill provides EMCs a level playing field when applying for USDA grants for Rural Broadband.
HB23 passed the house with a 169-0 vote.
The bill will now head to the Senate.
HB 31- Fiscal year 2020 Budget
Visit: http://www.house.ga.gov/budget/Documents/2019_Session/FY_2020_Budget_Highlights_House_Version.pdfto be directed to the highlights of the 2020 state budget.
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