S.B.460. Communications: broadband Internet access service.

California Senate
Last action 23 days ago
Polls (open):

Summary

                    (1) Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities, including telephone corporations. Pursuant to its existing authority, the commission supervises administration of the state's telecommunications universal service programs. The Digital Infrastructure and Video Competition Act of 2006 establishes a procedure for the issuance of state franchises for the provision of video service, defined to include cable service and open-video systems, administered by the commission.

This bill would, except as provided, prohibit Internet service providers in the state from taking certain actions regarding the accessing of content on the Internet by end users. The bill would require the commission to adopt an order that, among other things, identifies and specifies this state government's role as an Internet customer and uses that customer power to ensure implementation of the bill's provisions, establishes statewide consumer protection rules, ensures that public purpose program funding is expended in a manner that will maximize Internet neutrality and ensure the fair distribution of services to low-income individuals and communities, and establishes a process whereby an Internet service provider in California is required to certify to the commission that it is providing broadband Internet access service in accordance with the provisions of the bill.

(2) Under existing law, a violation of the Public Utilities Act or any order, decision, rule, direction, demand, or requirement of the commission is a crime.

Because a violation of an order or decision of the commission implementing this act's requirements would be a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program by creating a new crime.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

(3) This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.
                

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Actions

  • In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.

    Tue, Jan 30th 2018
  • Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 21. Noes 12.) Ordered to the Assembly.

    Mon, Jan 29th 2018
  • From committee: That the measure be returned to the Senate Floor for consideration. (Ayes 5. Noes 2.) (January 24).

    Wed, Jan 24th 2018
  • Set for hearing January 24.

    Tue, Jan 23rd 2018
  • From committee: Be re-referred to Com. on JUD. pursuant to Senate Rule 29.10(b). (Ayes 5. Noes 0.) Re-referred to Com. on JUD.

    Mon, Jan 22nd 2018
  • Re-referred to Com. on RLS. pursuant to Senate Rule 29.10(b).

    Mon, Jan 22nd 2018
  • Ordered to second reading.

    Mon, Jan 22nd 2018
  • Read third time and amended.

    Mon, Jan 22nd 2018
  • Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

    Mon, Jan 22nd 2018
  • From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 5. Noes 2.) (January 18).

    Thu, Jan 18th 2018
  • Set for hearing January 18.

    Wed, Jan 17th 2018
  • January 16 hearing: Placed on APPR. suspense file.

    Tue, Jan 16th 2018
  • From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

    Fri, Jan 12th 2018
  • Set for hearing January 16.

    Fri, Jan 12th 2018
  • From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 2.) (January 11). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

    Thu, Jan 11th 2018
  • Set for hearing January 11.

    Fri, Jan 5th 2018
  • From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on E., U. & C.

    Wed, Jan 3rd 2018
  • April 18 hearing postponed by committee.

    Thu, Apr 6th 2017
  • Set for hearing April 18.

    Thu, Mar 23rd 2017
  • April 4 hearing postponed by committee.

    Thu, Mar 9th 2017
  • Set for hearing April 4.

    Thu, Mar 9th 2017
  • Referred to Com. on E., U. & C.

    Thu, Mar 2nd 2017
  • From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 19.

    Fri, Feb 17th 2017
  • Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

    Thu, Feb 16th 2017