SB0717 (CH0621)

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2017 Regular Session



Connecting Rural Maryland Act of 2017

Sponsored by:

Senator Eckardt


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 621

Synopsis:Establishing the Task Force on Rural Internet, Broadband, Wireless, and Cellular Service; requiring the Task Force to study and make recommendations on ways Western Maryland counties, Southern Maryland counties, Eastern Shore counties, and Frederick, Carroll, and Harford counties can work together to obtain federal assistance to improve specified communications services and accessibility in the specified counties; requiring the Task Force to report its findings to the Governor and General Assembly by November 30, 2017; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Senators Eckardt, Middleton, Astle, Benson, Feldman, Hershey, Jennings, Klausmeier, Mathias, Reilly, Rosapepe, and Oaks
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: HB1169
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): June 1, 2017
Creates a Task Force or Commission
Finance  View Committee HearingEconomic Matters
Broad Subject(s):State Government - Agencies, Offices, and Officials
Utility Regulation
Narrow Subject(s):Committees and Commissions -see also- Political Committees
Communications -see also- Electronic Comm; Language; Telecom
Counties -see also- Chartered Counties; Code Counties
Electronic Communication -see also- Comm; Elec.Gov; Lang; Te
Federal Government
Telecommunications and Information Technology

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November 28, 2017 1:12 P.M.