2021 Session

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Edwards
Co-Patron(s): Lewis
Broadband Authority VATI Eligibility (language only)

Item 114 #3s

Item 114 #3s

Commerce and Trade
Department of Housing and Community Development


Page 113, after line 36, insert:

"6. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the department shall give priority consideration to, and not require investment from a private sector partner for proposals received after September 1, 2021, that address a community's lack of access to broadband for telehealth or telelearning."


(This amendment would enable a broadband authority, or other public body or non-profit to be eligible to receive VATI funds and also be the broadband service provider.)