RI H5148 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-0)
Status: Engrossed on June 3 2021 - 50% progression, died in committee
Action: 2021-06-04 - Referred to Senate Commerce
Pending: Senate Commerce Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [PDF]


Establishes the 11 member broadband council to create a plan to increase the use of broadband service in the state. A broadband coordinator is to be designated in Commerce RI to access federal funds and coordinate with the council.

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The Rhode Island Broadband Development Program


Roll Calls

2021-06-03 - House - Passage (Y: 72 N: 0 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-05-27 - House - House Committee on Innovation, Internet, & Technology: Passage of Sub A (Y: 9 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 6) [PASS]


2021-06-04SenateReferred to Senate Commerce
2021-06-03HouseHouse passed Sub A
2021-05-28HousePlaced on House Calendar (06/03/2021)
2021-05-27HouseCommittee recommends passage of Sub A
2021-05-26HouseProposed Substitute
2021-05-21HouseScheduled for consideration (05/27/2021)
2021-02-23HouseCommittee recommended measure be held for further study
2021-02-18HouseScheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/23/2021)
2021-02-02HouseCommittee transferred to House Innovation, Internet, & Technology
2021-01-25HouseIntroduced, referred to House Corporations

Rhode Island State Sources

Bill Comments