HB203 (2019) Detail

Relative to options in cable television franchise products.


HB 203 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0206

05/04

 

HOUSE BILL 203

 

AN ACT relative to options in cable television franchise products.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Somssich, Rock. 27

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires cable system television operators to offer a basic tier of programming and an economy-customer select option that allows subscribers to choose a limited number of additional channels.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0206

05/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to options in cable television franchise products.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  New Section; Franchising and Regulation of Cable Television Systems by Cities and Towns; Cable Television Service Options.  Amend RSA 53-C by inserting after section 3-g the following new section:

53-C:3-h  Cable Television Service Options.  Each cable system television operator doing business in this state shall offer, at a reduced price, a basic tier of programming that includes local broadcast stations and public, educational channels.  The cable system television operator shall also offer an economy-customer select option that includes a limited number of additional channels that may be selected by the customer.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect December 1, 2019.

Links

HB203 at GenCourtMobile
HB203 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 17, 2019 House Hearing
Jan. 29, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 7, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 13, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 7, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB203 Revision: 4452 Date: Dec. 27, 2018, 8:56 a.m.

Docket


March 7, 2019: Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/07/2019 HJ 8 P. 3


March 7, 2019: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/07/2019 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 14 P. 2


: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 20-0; CC)


Feb. 13, 2019: Executive Session: 02/13/2019 02:00 pm LOB 302


Feb. 13, 2019: Subcommittee Work Session: 02/13/2019 10:00 am LOB 302


Feb. 7, 2019: ==CONTINUED== Public Hearing: 02/07/2019 01:00 pm LOB 302


Jan. 29, 2019: ==RECESSED== Public Hearing: 01/29/2019 10:40 am LOB 302


Jan. 17, 2019: ==RECESSED== Public Hearing: 01/17/2019 10:00 am LOB 302


Jan. 2, 2019: Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 2 P. 41