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CSSB 74(FIN): "An Act relating to funding for Internet services for school districts; and providing for an effective date."

00                       CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 74(FIN)                                                                    
01 "An Act relating to funding for Internet services for school districts; and providing for                               
02 an effective date."                                                                                                     
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1. AS 14.03.127(a) is amended to read:                                                                   
05 (a)  Each fiscal year, a district in which one or more schools qualify for a                                            
06 discounted rate for Internet services under the federal universal services program is                                   
07 eligible to receive an amount for each school that is equal to the amount needed to                                     
08 bring the applicant's share to 25 [10] megabits of download a second of the Internet                                
09       services.                                                                                                         
10    * Sec. 2. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                          
11 read:                                                                                                                   
12 CONDITIONAL EFFECT; NOTIFICATION. (a) Section 1 of this Act takes effect                                                
13 only if, on or before January 1, 2020, the Department of Education and Early Development                                
14 has received certification from the United States Department of Education that E-rate funding                           
01 under the federal universal services program may be excluded from the federal disparity test                            
02 under 34 C.F.R. 222.160-169, as amended.                                                                                
03       (b) If the condition in (a) of this section is met, the commissioner of education and                             
04 early development shall notify the revisor of statutes of the date that certification was                               
05 received.                                                                                                               
06    * Sec. 3. If, under sec. 2 of this Act, sec. 1 of this Act takes effect, it takes effect the day                   
07 after the date the commissioner of education and early development receives certification                               
08 from the United States Department of Education.