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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill SD.2571 190th (Current)

An Act to ensure a free and open internet in the Commonwealth

By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of James B. Eldridge for legislation to ensure a free and open internet in the Commonwealth. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.

Bill Information

James B. Eldridge
Referred to Joint Committee on Rules

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to preserve forthwith and uphold equal treatment of internet communications by adhering to certain principles, including: protect consumer choice; classify broadband internet service providers as common carriers; prohibit blocking; ensure free access to all lawful websites; prohibit unreasonable discrimination of lawful network traffic; require transparency; apply rules to both wireline and wireless; and direct the attorney general to enforce these principles, therefore, it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

Docket History

Displaying 1 action for Bill SD.2571
Date Branch Action
3/15/2018 Senate Referred to the committee on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently

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