Technology discussions in the MN State Senate

As I’m preparing to collect news from the blog for March, I thought I’d do a quick look at what folks are talking about in the Senate that might have a connection to broadband. Some topics will be of greater interest to some than others. And the order is reverse chronological by last action reported on the website…

March 28 –

SF1742 – Voice-over-Internet protocol service and Internet protocol-enabled service regulation prohibition

March 23 –

SF2237 – Broadband in schools federal E-rate program funding appropriation – sent to Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy

SF1251 – Legislative commission on cyber security establishment

March 20 –

SF2198 – Music education online access for rural children and students grant program establishment and appropriation

March 16 –

SF2166 – Criminal defendants interactive video teleconferencing use authorization

March 15 –

SF1241 – E-learning for school days with inclement weather establishment

March 13 –

SF2037 – Minnesota Electronic Communications Privacy Act

March 8 –

SF1961 – Student Data Privacy Act

March 6

SF1779 – Small business technology assistance appropriation

SF0561 – Small wireless facilities collocation authorization

February 27 –

SF1554 – Online and digital learning advisory council duties and expiration modification, digital curriculum development grant program and appropriation

Feb 23 –
SF1295 – Local governments alternative Web site publication authorization

February 15 –
SF0980 – Border-to-border broadband grant program modification and appropriation – sent to Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy

SF0955 – Telecommunications equipment sales and use tax exemption expansion

Feb 13 –

School district telecommunications full funding; Internet access equity aid program renamed to K-12 broadband equity aid program and appropriation

Feb 2-

Telephone services automatic renewal cancellation notice requirement

Feb 2 –

SF0529 – Internet service machinery and equipment sales and use tax exemption

Jan 19 –
SF0234 – Broadband grant program appropriation

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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