HB1508 (2024) Detail

Requiring fiber optic communications service providers to prioritize service restoration for public safety and public health organizations.


HB 1508  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2024 SESSION

24-2625

10/08

 

HOUSE BILL 1508

 

AN ACT requiring fiber optic communications service providers to prioritize service restoration for public safety and public health organizations.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Massimilla, Graf. 1; Rep. J. Sullivan, Graf. 2; Rep. Preece, Hills. 17; Rep. Gallager, Merr. 20; Rep. Booras, Hills. 8; Rep. Bouldin, Hills. 25; Sen. Altschiller, Dist 24; Sen. Watters, Dist 4

 

COMMITTEE: Science, Technology and Energy

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires fiber optic communications providers to prioritize the restoration of communication and Internet access for critical infrastructure of public safety and public health organizations over commercial and residential customers.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

24-2625

10/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Four

 

AN ACT requiring fiber optic communications service providers to prioritize service restoration for public safety and public health organizations.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Communications; Service Restorations.  Amend RSA 362 by inserting after section 7 the following new section:

362:7-a  Restoration of Service; Public Safety and Public Health Organizations.  A provider of communications services, as described in RSA 82-A:2, III, through fiber optic cables shall, upon a disruption of service, prioritize the restoration of communication and Internet access for critical infrastructure of public safety and public health organizations over commercial and residential customers.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links


Date Body Type
Jan. 29, 2024 House Hearing
Feb. 6, 2024 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

HB1508 Revision: 40062 Date: Dec. 11, 2023, 9:01 a.m.

Docket


Feb. 15, 2024: Refer for Interim Study: MA VV 02/15/2024 HJ 5


Feb. 7, 2024: Committee Report: Refer for Interim Study 02/06/2024 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 6 P. 9


Jan. 31, 2024: Executive Session: 02/06/2024 01:00 pm LOB 302-304


Jan. 31, 2024: Full Committee Work Session: 02/06/2024 09:00 am LOB 302-304


Jan. 17, 2024: Public Hearing: 01/29/2024 10:30 am LOB 302-304


Dec. 11, 2023: Introduced 01/03/2024 and referred to Science, Technology and Energy HJ 1