MD HB243 | 2018 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 21-8)
Status: Passed on April 24 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-04-24 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 177
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Requiring the Task Force on Rural Internet, Broadband, Wireless, and Cellular Service to conduct a certain study, to solicit input from local governments, Internet service providers, and wireless service providers on identifying unserved and underserved rural areas of Maryland, and to make recommendations regarding how Maryland counties can work together to obtain federal assistance to improve Internet, Broadband, wireless, and cellular services and accessibility in rural areas of Maryland; etc.

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Task Force on Rural Internet, Broadband, Wireless, and Cellular Service - Study and Extension


Roll Calls

2018-03-24 - Senate - Senate Floor - Third Reading Passed (47-0) (Y: 48 N: 1 NV: 1 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2018-03-08 - House - House Floor - Third Reading Passed (136-0) (Y: 137 N: 1 NV: 2 Abs: 9) [PASS]


2018-04-24HouseApproved by the Governor - Chapter 177
2018-03-29HouseReturned Passed
2018-03-28SenateThird Reading Passed (47-0)
2018-03-27SenateSecond Reading Passed
2018-03-27SenateFavorable Report Adopted
2018-03-26SenateFavorable Report by Finance
2018-03-22SenateHearing 3/22 at 1:00 p.m.
2018-03-09SenateFirst Reading Finance
2018-03-08HouseThird Reading Passed (136-0)
2018-03-07HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2018-03-07HouseFavorable with Amendments {613294/1 Report Adopted
2018-03-06HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Economic Matters
2018-02-01HouseHearing 2/01 at 1:00 p.m.
2018-01-19HouseFirst Reading Economic Matters


Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments