Broadband grant program appropriation (HF 3527) introduced in the MN House

According to the MN House daily list of introduction of bills

Layman; Baker; Ecklund; Sundin; Neu; Poston; Lueck; Considine; Metsa; Lien; Marquart; Howe; Murphy, M.; Gunther; Rarick; Heintzeman; Bliss; Hamilton; Kiel; Olson; Sandstede; Murphy, E.; Kresha; Schultz; Poppe; Johnson, C.; Haley; Backer and Mahoney introduced:

H. F. 3527, A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; appropriating money for the broadband grant program.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance.

Here is the text of that bill..

A bill for an act
relating to telecommunications; appropriating money for the broadband grant
program.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. BROADBAND GRANT PROGRAM; APPROPRIATION.

$51,480,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2019 from the general fund to the commissioner
of employment and economic development for deposit in the border-to-border broadband
fund account under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.396. The appropriation must be used
for grants and the purposes specified under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.395.

This entry was posted in Funding, MN, MN Broadband Fund Awards, Policy by Ann Treacy. Bookmark the permalink.

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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