Communications and Technology

Task Force Description

With nearly 200 members representing all parts of the country and every segment of industry, the Communications and Technology Task Force believes that constant, dynamic innovation in communications and technology presents numerous complexities that defy traditional public policy prescriptions. To help policymakers understand the changes underway in the 21st century economy, the Task Force brings together state legislators, private industry, and policy experts to develop public policies that will promote economic growth, freedom of technology, and innovation in the states.

Areas of focus for the Task Force include: 1) broadband deployment and adoption; 2) protecting consumer choice in privacy; 3) promoting new forms of e-commerce; and 4) growing the high-tech sector of the economy. Additionally, the Task Force has established five subcommittees to thoroughly investigate topics of interest to the states. These subcommittees are: Broadband; E-Commerce; Information Technology; Innovation; and Consumer Protection, Critical Infrastructure, and Security Technologies.


All Model Policies

  • State Infrastructure Protection Act Draft

    AN ACT relating to prohibiting contracts or other agreements with certain foreign-owned companies in connection with critical infrastructure in this state. BE IT ENACTED BY THIS LEGISLATIVE CHAMBER: SECTION 1.  This Act may be cited as the State Infrastructure Protection Act. SECTION 2.  The relevant section or chapter of the business or commerce code…

  • Resolution Investigating Biden White House Pressuring of Social Media Platforms to Remove COVID Information Draft

    WHEREAS, social media platforms are private businesses and if forced by the United States Government to carry or promote speech those actions by the United States Government should be exposed and investigated for potentially violations of civil and criminal law, WHEREAS, President Joe Biden said to social media platforms that…

  • Residential Amenities Sharing Act Draft

    BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF __________: SECTION 1. DEFINITIONS (1) “Effectively prohibit” means a local governing body acts or fails to act in a manner that prevents a property owner from using the owner’s property as a residential amenities sharing unit after reasonable compliance with…

  • The Smart Cryptocurrency Rules Act Draft

    1. Definitions: For the purposes of this chapter, the words defined in this section have the meaning given. a. “Cryptocurrency,” refers to a form of virtual currency recorded using cryptographically secured distributed ledger technology. There are various means of recording transactions and managing the issuance of new units…

  • Protection from Drone Trespassing Act Draft

    SECTION 1. A new section of law to be codified in the ______ Statutes as Section _____ of Title ____, unless there is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows: (A) No person using an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) or drone, as defined by the Federal Aviation Administration, shall,…

  • Targeted Regulatory Sandbox Act Final

    Purpose: This proposal modifies provisions related to the (insert relevant state agency) and allows businesses, under the observation of regulators, to trial new products, services, and business models while bypassing regulations unsuited for their innovative idea. Section 1. Highlighted Provisions. This bill: defines terms; creates an ____________ regulatory sandbox program…

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