Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Democrats Urge Voters to Kick Out Republicans to Push Forward State Net Neutrality Laws

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STATE STATUTE SPONSOR SUMMARY STATUS

Alaska

AK H 277

Representative Kawasaki (D)

Making certain actions by broadband internet service providers unlawful acts or practices under the Alaska Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act.

Failed

Alaska

AK S 160

Senator Begich (D)

Making certain actions by broadband internet service providers unlawful acts or practices under the Alaska Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act.

Failed

California

CA S 460

Senator De Leon (D)

Prohibits internet service providers in the state from taking certain actions regarding the accessing of content on the internet by customers. Ensures that public purpose program funding is expended in a manner that will maximize internet neutrality and ensure the fair distribution of services to low-income individuals and communities. Establishes a process whereby an internet service provider in the state is required to certify to the commission that it is providing broadband internet access service.

Pending

California

CA S 822

Senator Wiener (D)

States the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to effectuate net neutrality in California utilizing the state’s regulatory powers and to prevent internet service providers from engaging in practices inconsistent with net neutrality.

Enacted

Colorado

CO H 1312

Representative Hansen (D)

Concerns the protection of the open internet; disqualifies an internet service provider from receiving high cost support mechanism money or other money received to finance broadband deployment if the internet service provider engages in certain practices that interfere with the open internet and requiring an internet service provider that engages in such practices to refund any such money received.

Failed

Connecticut

CT H 5260

Representative Winkler (D)

Requires state contractors to adopt a net neutrality policy; requires Internet service providers that are state contractors to adopt a net neutrality policy.

Failed

Connecticut

CT S 2

Senator Duff (D)

Requires internet service providers to register and pay registration fees and requires the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to apply net neutrality principles to internet service providers and enforce such principles with civil penalties.

Failed

Georgia

GA S 310

Senator Jones (D)

Provides that any internet service provider engaged in the provision of broadband internet access service shall publicly disclose accurate information regarding the network management practices, performance, and commercial terms of its broadband internet access service; prohibits any internet service provider from blocking lawful content, applications, services, and nonharmful devices.

Failed

Georgia

GA H 1066

Representative Wallace (D)

Relates to state purchasing, so as to prohibit the state from contracting with companies that do not provide a certification as to net neutrality; provides for legislative findings and declarations; provides for definitions; provides the elements of net neutrality.

Failed

Hawaii

HI S 2088

Senator Chang (D)

Requires a provider of broadband internet access services to be transparent with network management practices, performance and commercial terms of its broadband internet access services. Prohibits a provider of broadband internet access services from blocking lawful websites, impairing or degrading lawful internet traffic, engaging in paid prioritization, or interfering with or disadvantaging users of broadband internet access services.

Failed

Hawaii

HI H 1995

Representative Ing (D)

Regulates broadband internet service providers to ensure a free and open internet. Establishes a task force to examine the costs and benefits of creating a state-owned public utility company to provide broadband internet service. Executive order passed on 2/5/18 requiring all state agencies to contract with ISPs that adhere to net neutrality principles.

Failed

Hawaii

HI H 2256

Representative Ohno (D)

Requires a provider of broadband internet access services to be transparent with network management practices, performance, and commercial terms of its broadband internet access services. Prohibits a provider of broadband internet access services from blocking lawful websites, impairing or degrading lawful internet traffic, engaging in paid prioritization, or interfering with or disadvantaging users of broadband internet access services. Requires an applicant of a broadband-related permit seeking a state-granted or county-granted right to attach small cell or other broadband wireless communication devices to utility poles to comply with certain practices.

Failed

Hawaii:

HI S 2644

Senator Baker (D)

Companion legislation to H. 2256.

Failed

Illinois

IL S 2816

Senator Cullerton (D)

Provides that no state agency may contract with an internet service provider for the provision of broadband internet access service unless that provider certifies, under penalty of perjury, that it will not engage in specified activities concerning internet access and use.

Pending

Illinois

IL H 5094

Representative Andrade (D)

Amends the Telecommunications Article of the Public Utilities Act; requires broadband providers to publicly disclose accurate information regarding network management practices, performance, and commercial terms of its broadband internet access service sufficient for consumers to make informed choices concerning the use of the service; restricts broadband providers from blocking lawful content, applications, services, or non-harmful devices subject to reasonable network management practices.

Pending

Idaho

ID H 425

Representative Jordan (D)

Outlines duties, unlawful acts and requirements for disclosing certain information for internet service providers.

Failed

Iowa

HF 2287

Representative Liz Bennett (D)

Requires a communications service provider publish a provider’s reasonable network management practices, performance, and commercial terms of its broadband service and prohibits communications service providers from blocking lawful content, applications, services, or nonharmful devices, unless pursuant to a reasonable network management practice. The bill defines “reasonable network management practice” to mean a practice that is primarily used for and tailored to achieving a legitimate technical network management purpose

Failed

Kansas

KS H 2682

Representative Parker (D)

Prohibits state contracts with internet service providers that do not adhere to net neutrality principles.

Failed

Maryland

MD H 1655

Delegate Reznik (D)

Specifies the circumstances under which a broadband internet access service provider may handle certain customer personal information in a certain manner; establishes a mechanism through which a broadband internet access service provider may obtain customer consent to have certain personal information handled in a certain manner; prohibits a broadband internet access service provider from taking certain actions based on whether a customer has given consent.

Failed

Maryland

MD H 1654

Delegate Frick (D)

Specifies the circumstances under which a broadband internet access service provider may handle certain customer personal information in a certain manner; establishes a mechanism through which a broadband internet access service provider may obtain customer consent to have certain personal information handled in a certain manner.

Failed

Massachusetts

MA S 2610

Senate Committee on Ways and Means

The committee on Ways and Means to whom was referred the Senate Bill to protect consumers by prohibiting blocking, throttling, or paid prioritization in the provision of internet service (Senate, No. 2336) (also based on Senate, No. 2376),– reports, recommending that the same ought to pass with an amendment substituting a new draft entitled “An Act promoting net neutrality and consumer protection” (Senate, No. 2610).

Pending

Massachusetts

MA S 2263

Senator Creem (D)

Establishes a Special Senate Committee on Net Neutrality and Consumer Protection.

Adopted 1/18/2018

Massachusetts

MA H 4222

Representative Rogers (D)

Provides for net neutrality and consumer protection.

Pending

Massachusetts

H4151

Representative Vargas (D)

Legislation to assure net neutrality by internet service providers and the equal treatment of data on the internet, and to prohibit discrimination or charge disparity of user, content, website, platform, application, type of attached equipment or method of communication. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.

Pending

Massachusetts

MA 2336

Senator L’Italien (D)

A person or entity engaged in the provision of broadband internet access service in Commonwealth of Massachusetts shall not: Block lawful content, applications, services or nonharmful devices; impair or degrade lawful internet traffic; engage in paid prioritization.

Pending

Minnesota

MN S 2880

Senator Latz (D)

Relates to broadband service. Prohibits certain activities by Internet service providers serving Minnesota customers and those under contract to the state or political subdivisions.

Failed

Minnesota

MN H 3033

Representative Thissen (D)

Internet service providers serving Minnesota customers and those under contract to the state or political subdivisions prohibited from certain activities.

Failed

Minnesota

MN S 3968

Senator Bigham (D)

A bill for an act relating to broadband service; prohibiting certain activities by Internet service providers serving Minnesota customers and those under contract to the state or political subdivisions.

Failed

Minnesota

MN H 4411

Representative Hillstrom (D)

Relates to broadband service; prohibits certain activities by Internet service providers serving Minnesota customers and those under contract to the state or political subdivisions.

Failed

Missouri

MO H 1994

Representative Ellebracht (D)

Establishes provisions for net neutrality.

Failed

Nebraska

NE L 856

Senator Morfeld (D)

Adopts the internet Neutrality Act; changes communications provider requirements under the Nebraska Telecommunications Regulation Act; changes financial assistance provisions relating to the Nebraska Internet Enhancement Fund.

Failed

New Jersey

NJ A 2131

Assemblymember Chiaravalloti (D)

Directs Board of Public Utilities to prohibit internet service providers from installing broadband telecommunications infrastructure on certain poles or underground facilities unless internet service providers adhere to principle of net neutrality.

Pending

New Jersey

NJ A 1767

Assemblymember Quijano (D)

The bill directs the Division of Consumer Affairs  to establish the “New Jersey internet Service Provider Registry,” and promulgate regulations requiring all ISPs to affirmatively disclose to the division any prioritization policies, agreements with content providers for prioritization, and the material terms for their agreements with their customers.

Pending

New Jersey

NJ A 2132

Assemblymember Chiaravalloti (D)

Prohibits awarding of public contracts to internet service providers, unless internet service providers adhere to principle of net neutrality.

Pending

New Jersey

NJ A 2139

Assemblymember Chiaravalloti (D)

Requires cable television company to commit to principle of net neutrality as condition of approval of applications for municipal consent to system-wide franchise.

Pending

New Jersey

NJ S 2458

Sen. Cryan (D)

Directs BPU to prohibit Internet service providers from installing broadband telecommunications infrastructure on certain poles or underground facilities unless Internet service providers adhere to principle of “net neutrality.”

Pending

New Jersey

NJ A 1767

Assemblymember Quijano (D)

Establishes New Jersey Net Neutrality Act.

Pending

New Jersey

NJ A 2131

Assemblymember Chiaravalloti (D)

Directs Board of Public Utilities to prohibit internet service providers from installing broadband telecommunications infrastructure on certain poles or underground facilities unless internet service providers adhere to principle of “net neutrality.”

Pending

New Jersey

NJ S 1577

Senator Cruz-Perez (D)

Establishes the New Jersey Net Neutrality Act.

Pending

New Jersey

NJ S 1802

Senator Turner (D)

Prohibits awarding of public contracts to internet service providers, unless internet service providers adhere to principle of net neutrality.

Pending

New Mexico

NM H 95

Representative McCamley (D)

Relates to trade practices; enacts a section of the unfair practices act to prohibit and make subject to penalty certain acts for internet service providers.

Failed

New Mexico

NM S 39

Senator Morales (D)

Prohibited Broadband Internet Service Acts, Relates to trade practices; enacts a section of the unfair practices act to prohibit and make subject to penalty certain acts.

Failed

New York

NY S 8321

Senator Hoylman (D)

Provides regulatory control of internet service providers by the public service commission, requires internet neutrality and relates to the placement of equipment on utility poles.

Pending

New York

NY S 7175

Senator Parker (D)

Amends the State Finance Law; requires that a state agency, governmental agency or political subdivision, or public benefit corporation or municipality only contract with net neutral sources of internet services; establishes a revolving fund for the establishment of municipal internet service providers; makes an appropriation.

Pending

New York

NY S 7183

Senator Carlucci (D)

Relates to instituting internet service neutrality; provides the Public Service Commission with jurisdiction over monitoring internet service providers; requires a certification for internet service neutrality in certain state contracts.

Pending

New York

NY A 9057

Assem. Cahill (D)

Relates to state contracts being only with internet service providers compliant with net neutrality and establishes a revolving fund for the establishment of municipal internet service providers; appropriates $250 million therefor.

Pending

New York

A8882A

Assem. Fahy (D)

Relates to instituting internet service neutrality; provides the Public Service Commission with jurisdiction over monitoring internet service providers; requires a certification for internet service neutrality in certain state contracts.

Pending

North Carolina

S 736

Senator Jay Chaudhuri (D)

Preserves an open internet in the state; appropriates funds for statewide broadband access.

Pending

North Carolina

H 1016

Representative Grier Martin (D)

 Establishes procedures for procurement of broadband services by state and local government entities to support the principles of net neutrality.

Pending

Oklahoma

OK S 1543

Senator Pittman (D)

Relates to Corporation Commission; creates the Oklahoma Net Neutrality Protection Act; defines terms; prohibits purchase of internet services from certain persons in certain circumstances; establishes procedures for the purchase of internet services through certain contracts; establishes grievance procedures for certain contracts; excludes certain contracts from act; creates the Municipal Internet Service Provider Revolving Loan Fund; appropriates certain amount to fund.

Failed

Pennsylvania

PA H 2062

Rep. Wheatley (D)

Prohibits Internet service providers from engaging in practices which curtail equal access to lawful Internet content, applications, services or use of nonharmful devices; imposes civil penalties.

Pending

Oregon

OR HB 4155

Representative Williamson (D)

Prohibits public bodies from contracting with broadband Internet access service providers that engage in certain network management activities based on paid prioritization, content blocking or other discrimination

Enacted

Rhode Island

RI H 7076

Representative Kennedy (D)

Would require internet service providers to follow internet service neutrality requirements.

Pending

Rhode Island

RI S 2008

Senator DiPalma (D)

Would require internet service providers to follow internet service neutrality requirements.

Pending

Rhode Island

RI H 7422

Representative Regunberg (D)

Would establish the Net Neutrality Protection Act of 2018, prohibiting unreasonable interference with or unreasonably disadvantaging end users’ ability to select, access, and use broadband internet access service or the lawful internet content, applications, services, or devices of their choice, or edge providers’ ability to make lawful content, applications, services, or devices available to end users. This act would take effect upon passage.

Pending

South Carolina

SC H 4614

Representative McKnight (D)

Enacts the South Carolina net neutrality preservation act; defines relevant terms; provides that a telecommunications or internet service provider engaged in the provision of broadband internet access service publicly shall disclose accurate information regarding the network management practices, performance, and commercial terms of its broadband internet access services sufficient for consumers to make informed choices regarding use of such services and for content, application, service, and device.

Pending

South Carolina

SC H 4706

Representative Smith (D)

Enacts the net neutrality protection and maintenance act; defines relevant terms; provides that a telecommunications or internet service provider engaged in the provision of broadband internet access service publicly shall disclose accurate information regarding the network management practices, performance, and commercial terms of its broadband internet access services sufficient for consumers to make informed choices regarding use of these services.

Pending

Tennessee

TN H 1755

 Representative Clemmons (D)

If an internet service provider contracts to supply internet service to a state governmental entity or submits a response to contract to supply internet service to a state governmental entity, is discovered to have knowingly violated this chapter in the performance of the contract, the chief procurement officer shall declare that person to be prohibited from contracting for or submitting a response for any contract to supply goods or services to a state governmental entity for a period of one year from the date of discovery of the violation of this chapter

Failed

Tennessee

TN S 1756

Senator Harris (D)

Companion bill.

Failed

Tennessee

TN H 2405

Representative Thompson (D)

Relates to telecommunications; creates a task force of the General Assembly to study the effects of overturning the FCC’s net neutrality rules.

Failed

Tennessee

TN S 2449

Senator Harris (D)

Companion bill

Failed

Tennessee

HB2253, SB2183

Senator Harris (D); Representative Clemmons (D)

Telecommunications – As introduced, requires any internet service provider that provides internet to the state to provide a net neutral internet service.

Failed

Virginia

VA S 948

Senator Wexton (D)

A provider of broadband services shall be prohibited from offering or renewing services to consumers within any locality in the commonwealth in which certain media is throttled, blocked, or prioritization on the basis of its content, format, host address or source.

Failed

Virginia

HB705

Delegate Carter (D)

A provider of broadband services shall be prohibited from offering or renewing services to consumers within any locality in the commonwealth in which certain media is throttled, blocked, or prioritization on the basis of its content, format, host address or source. Virginia house panel kills ‘net neutrality’ bill on 2/6/18.

Failed

Vermont

VT H 680

Representative Stevens (D)

An act relating to protecting consumers and promoting an open internet in Vermont.

Failed

Vermont

VT S 289

Senator Lyons (D)

Would enact the Vermont Broadband Internet Privacy Act, providing for the protection of consumers and promoting an open internet in Vermont.

Enacted

Washington

WA H 2282

Representative Hansen (D)

An act relating to protecting an open internet in Washington state.

Enacted

Washington

WA S 6423

Senator Ranker (D)

Establishes a process whereby an internet service provider certifies to the commission that it is providing broadband internet access service in accordance with the requirements similar to net neutrality.

Failed

Washington

WA H 2284

Representative Smith – R

An act relating to protecting an open internet in Washington state.

Failed

West Virginia

WV S 396

Senator Ojeda (D)

West Virginia Net Neutrality Act. A person engaged in the provision of broadband internet access service in this state shall publicly disclose accurate information regarding the network management practices, performance, and commercial terms. A person engaged in the provision of broadband internet service in this state, insofar as such a person is so engaged, may not: block, degrade, paid prioritize, block devices.

Failed

West Virginia

WV H 4399

Delegate Lovejoy (D)

Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931 all relating to net neutrality for state government; requiring the state to utilize net neutral internet services and associated activities; and providing exceptions thereto.

Failed

Wisconsin

AB909

Representative Brostoff (D)

The bill adheres ISPs to follow net neutrality principles and requires the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection to create and implement a complaint process for responding to violations of the bill’s provisions.

Pending

Wisconsin

SB743

Senator Larson (D)

Companion bill of AB909

Pending

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