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2021-05-14 House Journal

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2021-05-14                     House Journal                      Page 1068
SJR 13                                                                                                                        
The Community & Regional Affairs Committee considered:                                                                          
     CS FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 13(CRA)                                                                                 
     Supporting broadband deployment in the state; recognizing the                                                              
     benefits of broadband; urging facilitation of broadband                                                                    

2021-05-14                     House Journal                      Page 1069
     deployment; urging engagement with stakeholders; urging the                                                                
     development of a temporary centralized, technology-neutral                                                                 
     broadband and Internet access working group in the state; urging                                                           
     the United States Congress to include broadband in 2021 federal                                                            
     infrastructure legislation; urging broadband providers to use                                                              
     savings from federal infrastructure legislation to provide                                                                 
     broadband service at a reduced rate to the state and its political                                                         
     subdivisions; and urging the Alaska delegation in Congress to                                                              
     advocate for flexible broadband funding parameters.                                                                        
and recommends it be replaced with:                                                                                             
     HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO.                                                                            
     (same title)                                                                                                               
The report was signed by Representatives Hannan and Schrage, Co-                                                                
chairs, with the following individual recommendations:                                                                          
Do pass (4):  Drummond, Patkotak, Hannan, Schrage                                                                               
No recommendation (1):  Prax                                                                                                    
The following fiscal note(s) apply to HCS CSSJR 13(CRA):                                                                        
1.  Zero, Senate Community & Regional Affairs Committee                                                                         
CSSJR 13(CRA) was referred to the Rules Committee.