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  megabits of download a second of the Internet
10 * Sec. 2. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to
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
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.