ALLOW COUNTY GRANTS FOR BROADBAND (NEW).

View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
House Bill 593 (Public) Filed Monday, April 4, 2011
TO AUTHORIZE COUNTIES TO ENTER INTO PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS AND TO ALLOW COUNTIES TO PROVIDE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES THROUGH PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS.
Intro. by Collins.

Status: Ch. SL 2011-163 (House Action) (Jun 16 2011)
H 593/S.L. 2011-163

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jun 18 2011 - More information

    AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE NASH COUNTY TO PROVIDE GRANTS TO PROMOTE BROADBAND IN UNSERVED AREAS FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE COUNTY. Summarized in Daily Bulletin 4/4/11 and 6/1/11. Enacted June 16, 2011. Effective June 16, 2011.


  • Summary date: Jun 1 2011 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Deletes all the provisions of the 1st edition and replaces it with AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE NASH COUNTY TO PROVIDE GRANTS TO PROMOTE BROADBAND IN UNSERVED AREAS FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE COUNTY. Authorizes a county to provide grants to unaffiliated providers of high-speed Internet broadband to expand service in unserved areas for economic development in the county; however, does not authorize a county to provide high-speed Internet broadband service. Limits the county to use of unrestricted general fund revenue for the grants and provides criteria for awarding the grants. Applies only to Nash County.


  • Summary date: Apr 4 2011 - More information

    Amends GS 153A-11 to allow counties to enter into public-private partnerships. Enacts new GS 153A-456, permitting a county to provide a wired or wireless network for communications services through a public-private partnership. Amends GS 153A-149(c) to allow counties to levy property taxes to provide the communications network, as specified.


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