Bill Text: TX HB1426 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Comm Sub


Bill Title: Relating to mobile Internet service access in an area subject to a declared state of disaster.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-06 - Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal [HB1426 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB1426-Comm_Sub.html
  86R23945 SRA-D
 
  By: Guerra, Phelan, Deshotel, Burrows, H.B. No. 1426
      Allison, et al.
 
  Substitute the following for H.B. No. 1426:
 
  By:  Guerra C.S.H.B. No. 1426
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to mobile Internet service access in an area subject to a
  declared state of disaster.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter H, Chapter 418, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Section 418.194 to read as follows:
         Sec. 418.194.  MOBILE INTERNET SERVICE IN AREA SUBJECT TO
  DISASTER DECLARATION. (a)  In this section, "mobile Internet
  service provider" means a person who provides mobile Internet
  service to a wireless communication device as defined by Section
  545.425, Transportation Code.
         (b)  A mobile Internet service provider may not impair or
  degrade lawful mobile Internet service access in an area subject to
  a declared state of disaster under Section 418.014.
         (c)  This section does not prohibit a mobile Internet service
  provider from prioritizing first responder Internet service access
  or a network service designated for use by emergency services
  personnel if there is network congestion in an area subject to a
  declared state of disaster under Section 418.014.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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