MD HB97 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-0)
Status: Introduced on January 13 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-01-12 - Hearing 1/26 at 1:30 p.m.
Pending: House Economic Matters Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Establishing the Office of Digital Inclusion in the Department of Housing and Community Development to ensure that every resident of the State is supported by high-quality broadband Internet service at an affordable price, and has the tools necessary to use and take advantage of the Internet; requiring the Governor to appoint the Director of the Office; requiring the Office to develop, by July 1, 2022, a statewide plan to ensure all State residents have the ability to connect to reliable broadband Internet by December 31, 2029; etc.

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Department of Housing and Community Development - Office of Digital Inclusion - Established (Digital Connectivity Act of 2021)



2021-01-12HouseHearing 1/26 at 1:30 p.m.
2021-01-13HouseFirst Reading Economic Matters

Same As/Similar To

SB66 (Crossfiled) 2021-01-22 - Hearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m. (Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs)


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Economic Development13501(n/a)See Bill Text
Economic Development13502(n/a)See Bill Text
Economic Development13503(n/a)See Bill Text
Economic Development13504(n/a)See Bill Text
Economic Development13505(n/a)See Bill Text
Economic Development13506(n/a)See Bill Text
Economic Development51101(n/a)See Bill Text
Economic Development51102(n/a)See Bill Text
Housing and Community Development6.5101(n/a)See Bill Text
Housing and Community Development6.5102(n/a)See Bill Text
Housing and Community Development6.5103(n/a)See Bill Text
Housing and Community Development6.5104(n/a)See Bill Text

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