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.

 

Meeting Information

Task Force Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

1:45pm – 4:45pm ET 

Call to Order and Introductions

Task Force Announcements

Model Policy: Statewide Health Data Utility Act

Discussion I – Broadband Mapping Update

Discussion II – U.S. Supreme Court Update

Discussion III – Communications and Technology Agenda in the 118th Congress

Model Policy: Resolution in Support of Congressional Law to Combat Government Pressuring of Social Media Platforms to Remove Speech

Discussion IV – Gig Economy Workers on App-Based Platforms

Discussion V – Section 230

Discussion VI – Ten for Tech in 2023

Good of the Order

Adjournment

All Model Policies

  • Statewide Health Data Utility Act Draft

    Section 1. Declaration of Purpose A state health data utility can help achieve better patient outcomes, improve the overall health and wellbeing of the people of [STATE], and reduce the cost of health care by creating a more seamless, transparent, and modernized approach to sharing health information. This bill requires…

  • Resolution in Support of Congressional Law to Combat Government Pressuring of Social Media Platforms to Remove Speech 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…

  • State Infrastructure Protection Act Final

    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 Final

    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 Final

    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 Final

    1. Definitions: For the purposes of this chapter, the words defined in this section have the meaning given. a. “Digital assets” refers to cryptocurrencies, as well as natively electronic assets, which may include stablecoins, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and other digital-only assets that confer economic, proprietary, or access rights…

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