Broadband grant program appropriation (SF3919) introduced in the MN Senate

According to the Senate bill introductions for April 9…

Senator Westrom introduced–

S.F. No. 3919A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; appropriating money for the broadband grant program.

Referred to the Committee on Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy.

A similar bill (HF3527) was introduced in the House early March. Here’s the text of the 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 in fiscal year 2019 is appropriated 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.

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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