Broadband bill introduced in MN House: HF2194 $120 million for grants over biennium

According to MN House Chief Clerk’s Office on March 15…

Rasmusson introduced:

F. 2194,A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; transferring money for the broadband grant program.
The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Industrial Education and Economic Development Finance and Policy.

Here is the full bill:

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

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

Section 1. BROADBAND GRANT PROGRAM; TRANSFER.

$60,000,000 in fiscal year 2022 and $60,000,000 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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