Broadband related MN bills introduced: easements, social media, data and telecom definitions

This is part two of a list of bills in the world of broadband. These are bills I hope to keep an eye on, but less likely to attend meetings on them. Please give me a shout if you have an update on any of these bills or seem one I missed.

HF4268,/ SF4198 A bill for an act relating to rural broadband; allowing existing easements held by rural electric cooperatives to be used to provide broadband service; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 308A.201, subdivision 12.
Authors Reps: Ecklund ; Lueck ; Heintzeman ; Lislegard ; Sundin
Authors Sens:
The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Greater Minnesota Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division.

HF3588,/ SF2996 A bill for an act relating to commerce; establishing a social media platform registration fee; establishing a social media impact fund; requiring reports; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325O.
Authors Reps: Edelson and Xiong
Authors Sens: Chamberlain ; Benson ; Rest

HF3869,/ SF3880 A bill for an act relating to crime; including the unauthorized copying of data stored in computers as computer theft; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 609.87, by adding a subdivision; 609.89, subdivision 1.
Authors Reps: Moller
Authors Sens: Hall

HF4083,/ SF3965 A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; modifying the definition of local government unit to include school districts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 237.162, subdivision 2.
Authors Reps: Tabke
Authors Sens: Pratt
The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce.

HF4084, A bill for an act relating to elections; providing for election technology and cybersecurity assessment, maintenance, and enhancement; requiring certain election security notifications; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 201.022, subdivision 1; 204B.27, subdivisions 5, 10; 206.57, subdivision 6; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 5; 209
Authors Reps: Nash
The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

HF4085, A bill for an act relating to public safety; establishing the crime of unauthorized access of critical state information technology systems; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 609.891, subdivision 2.
Authors Reps: Nash
The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division.

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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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