HB3093 SFAT Blair 4-7

Bailey 7965

 

Senator Blair 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. 3093 A BILL to repeal 31-15C-1, 31-15C-2, 31-15C-3, 31-15C-4, 31-15C-5, 31-15C-6, 31-15C-7, 31-15C-8, 31-15C-9, 31-15C-12 and 31-15C-13 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend and reenact 12-6C-11 of said code; to amend and reenact 31-15-8 of said code; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new chapter, designated 31G-1-1, 31G-1-2, 31G-1-3, 31G-1-4, 31G-1-5, 31G-1-6, 31G-1-7, 31G-1-8, 31G-1-9, 31G-1-10, 31G-1-11, 31G-1-12, 31G-1-13; 31G-1-14, 31G-2-1, 31G-2-2, 31G-2-3, 31G-2-4, 31G-2-5, 31G-2-6, 31G-2-7, 31G-2-8, 31G-2-9, 31G-2-10, 31G-2-11, 31G-2-12, 31G-2-13; 31G-2-14, 31G-2-15, 31G-2-16, 31G-2-17, 31G-2-18, 31G-2-19, 31G-2-20, 31G-2-21, 31G-2-22, 31G-2-23, 31G-2-24, 31G-2-25, 31G-2-26, 31G-2-27; 31G-3-1, 31G-3-2, 31G-4-1, 31G-4-2 and 31G-4-3, all relating to broadband services generally; requiring the Board of Treasury Investments make funds available to the West Virginia Economic Development Authority for the purpose of providing loan insurance for commercial loans used for the expansion of broadband service to unserved or underserved areas; establishing limits and conditions on the insuring of loans; establishing interest rates; establishing amortization periods; providing for security interests; providing for responsibilities of the West Virginia Economic Development Authority, the West Virginia Board of Treasury Investments and the Broadband Enhancement Council; providing that the members of the West Virginia Board of Treasury Investments do not have a fiduciary responsibility with regard to the loans; providing for notice for loan insurance; providing for hearings and appeal; establishing Broadband Enhancement and Expansion Polices; re-establishing and continuing the Broadband Enhancement Council; defining terms; revising council powers and duties; directing council to publish an annual assessment and map of broadband in the state; authorizing council to create an interactive map of broadband services; revising terms for retention of expert consultants; authorizing collection of data by council; authorizing creation of guidelines and recommendations to the Legislature for pilot project for municipalities and counties to form non-profit cooperative associations for internet services; authorizing creation of guidelines and recommendations to the Legislature for voluntary pipeline donation program to facilitate broadband services; authorizing creation of guidelines and recommendations to the Legislature for easement program to facilitate broadband services; authorizing council to seek, utilize and dispense non-state funding and grants; providing for legislative rulemaking authority; authorizing formation of cooperative associations for internet services; providing for who may organize a cooperative association; defining terms; setting forth legislative findings and purpose; establishing the powers of such associations; setting forth all conditions, rights and responsibilities of such cooperative associations; declaring that cooperative association not deemed a restraint in trade; providing for the application of corporation laws; providing for microtrenching; defining terms; providing for make-ready pole access; defining terms; setting forth procedure for attaching items to third-party facilities and poles; and providing for exceptions to make-ready pole access.