MN HF1 Economic Assistance including for broadband is introduced in the House

MN House of Representatives Daily Intro to Bills (Jan 7) reports

Noor introduced:

  1. F. 1,A bill for an act relating to economic assistance; providing assistance for housing, the Minnesota family investment program, food, and broadband; appropriating and transferring money.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Housing Finance and Policy.

And more details (I’ve only included the intro and article 4 – the portions that related to broadband.)…

A bill for an act
relating to economic assistance; providing assistance for housing, the Minnesota
family investment program, food, and broadband; appropriating and transferring
money.

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

ARTICLE 4

BROADBAND

Section 1. new text beginBROADBAND GRANT PROGRAM; TRANSFER.new text end

new text begin$35,000,000 in fiscal year 2022 and $35,000,000 in fiscal year 2023 are transferred from
the general fund to the commissioner of employment and economic development for deposit
in the border-to-border broadband fund account established in Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.396, subdivision 1, for the purposes specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.396,
subdivision 2.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

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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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