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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.

Cosponsors

Name District/Address
Barbara A. L'Italien Second Essex and Middlesex
Andres X. Vargas 3rd Essex
Sonia Chang-Diaz Second Suffolk
Diana DiZoglio 14th Essex
Patrick M. O'Connor Plymouth and Norfolk
Carmine L. Gentile 13th Middlesex
Patricia D. Jehlen Second Middlesex
Jack Lewis 7th Middlesex
Robert M. Koczera 11th Bristol
Adam G. Hinds Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden
Jason M. Lewis Fifth Middlesex
Brian M. Ashe 2nd Hampden
Cory Atkins 14th Middlesex
Ruth B. Balser 12th Middlesex
Christine P. Barber 34th Middlesex
Jennifer E. Benson 37th Middlesex
Michael S. Day 31st Middlesex
Sean Garballey 23rd Middlesex
Denise C. Garlick 13th Norfolk
Colleen M. Garry 36th Middlesex
Carmine L. Gentile 13th Middlesex
Patricia D. Jehlen Second Middlesex
Kay Khan 11th Middlesex
David Paul Linsky 5th Middlesex
Adrian Madaro 1st Suffolk
Elizabeth A. Malia 11th Suffolk
Paul McMurtry 11th Norfolk
James R. Miceli 19th Middlesex
Denise Provost 27th Middlesex
David M. Rogers 24th Middlesex
Jeffrey N. Roy 10th Norfolk
Thomas M. Stanley 9th Middlesex
William M. Straus 10th Bristol
Steven Ultrino 33rd Middlesex
Chris Walsh 6th Middlesex
Thomas P. Walsh 12th Essex
Frank A. Moran 17th Essex
Kevin G. Honan 17th Suffolk
Ryan C. Fattman Worcester and Norfolk
Mike Connolly 26th Middlesex
Sal N. DiDomenico Middlesex and Suffolk

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