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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill S.2336 190th (Current)

An Act protecting consumers by prohibiting blocking, throttling, or paid prioritization in the provision of internet service

By Ms. L'Italien, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2336) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Barbara A. L'Italien, Andres X. Vargas, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Diana DiZoglio and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect consumers by prohibiting blocking, throttling, or paid prioritization in the provision of internet service. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.

Bill Information

Presenter:
Barbara A. L'Italien

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purposes, which are to preserve forthwith and uphold the open foundation of the internet by adhering to certain principles, including: free flow of information over the internet; free access to all lawful websites; no unreasonable discrimination of lawful network traffic; no paid prioritization; and clear commitment to transparency, therefore, it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

Docket History

Displaying 17 actions for Bill SD.2428
Date Branch Action
12/21/2017 Senate Referred to the committee on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently
1/29/2018 Senate Rules suspended
1/29/2018 Senate Referred to the committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy
3/9/2018 House House concurred
3/21/2018 House Reporting date extended to Thursday April 12, 2018, pending concurrence
3/22/2018 Senate Senate concurred
3/27/2018 Joint Hearing scheduled for 04/03/2018 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in B-2
4/17/2018 Senate Ought NOT to pass (under JR10)
4/17/2018 Senate Rules suspended
4/17/2018 Senate Report amended by substitution of bill
4/17/2018 Senate Read and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means
7/17/2018 Senate Accompanied by S2376
7/17/2018 Senate Committee recommended ought to pass with an amendment, substituting a new draft, see S2610
7/17/2018 Senate Referred to the committee on Senate Rules
7/17/2018 Senate Committee reported that the matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for Thursday, July 19th
7/19/2018 Senate Read second
7/19/2018 Senate New draft substituted, see S2610

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