HB2979 SFAT Snyder 4-11
Senator Snyder moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:
Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2979--A Bill to amend and reenact §31-15C-2, §31-15C-4, §31-15C-8, §31-15C-9 and §31-15C-10 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to the Broadband Deployment Council; modifying and adding definitions; clarifying that the data rate for broadband will be the same as specified by the Federal Communications Commission; requiring the Council to give priority for funding for broadband service to unserved areas; requiring annual reports to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance; extending the council’s public outreach and education efforts beyond unserved areas; rule-making and emergency rule-making authority; revising the council’s guidelines and criteria for funding assistance; modifying the application process for project assistance; and revising notice and publication requirements.