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2007-2008 Regular Session - HB 227
Consumer Choice for Television Act; enact
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 36 of the O.C.G.A., relating to local government, so as to provide for the expedited franchising of cable and video services by the Secretary of State; to provide for a short title; to provide for definitions; to provide franchise options for cable service providers and video service providers; to provide a process for the issuance of a state franchise; to provide for transfers, modifications, and terminations of a state franchise; to provide for franchise fees; to require customer service; to provide for public, educational, and governmental programming under a state franchise; to provide a service outlet to municipalities and counties and complimentary basic cable service or video service to public schools and public libraries over such service outlet; to provide certain limitations on requirements that may be imposed upon holders of a state franchise; to provide for related matters; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Jul/01/2007 - Effective Date
May/30/2007 - Act 368
May/30/2007 - House Date Signed by Governor
Apr/27/2007 - House Sent to Governor
Apr/13/2007 - House Agreed Senate Amend or Sub
Apr/11/2007 - Senate Transmitted House
Apr/11/2007 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Apr/11/2007 - Senate Third Read
Apr/10/2007 - Senate Read Second Time
Mar/30/2007 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Mar/27/2007 - Senate Read and Referred
Mar/20/2007 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Mar/20/2007 - House Third Readers
Feb/22/2007 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/01/2007 - House Second Readers
Jan/31/2007 - House First Readers
Jan/30/2007 - House Hopper
3/20/2007 Modified Structured Rule; 4/11/2007 Immediately transmitted to House
Apr/13/2007 - House Vote #286Yea(146)Nay(0)NV(24)
Apr/11/2007 - Senate Vote #275Yea(52)Nay(2)NV(1)
Mar/20/2007 - House Vote #178Yea(166)Nay(2)NV(5)
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