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2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
September 15, 2017 - Offered by Senators Vinehout, Bewley, Ringhand,
Carpenter, L. Taylor, Risser, Hansen and Larson.
AB64-SA11,1,21 At the locations indicated, amend the bill, as shown by assembly substitute
2amendment 1, as follows:
AB64-SA11,1,3 31. Page 79, line 7: after that line insert: - See PDF for table PDF
AB64-SA11,1,4 42. Page 278, line 2: after that line insert:
AB64-SA11,1,5 5 Section 198g. 20.155 (3) (a) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-SA11,1,86 20.155 (3) (a) Broadband expansion grants; general purpose revenue funding.
7As a continuing appropriation, the amounts in the schedule for broadband expansion
8grants under s. 196.504.”.
AB64-SA11,1,9 93. Page 859, line 14: delete that line and substitute:
AB64-SA11,1,11 10 Section 1695b. 196.504 (1) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 196.504 (1) (ad),
11and 196.504 (1) (ad) 2., as renumbered, is amended to read:
1196.504 (1) (ad) 2. A telecommunications utility that has not received or
2applied for A-CAM or phase II support
AB64-SA11,1695c 3Section 1695c. 196.504 (1) (aa) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-SA11,2,84 196.504 (1) (aa) “A-CAM support” means support for the deployment of voice
5and broadband-capable networks from the federal Connect America Fund that is
6made to telecommunications utilities regulated as rate-of-return carriers by the
7federal communications commission and that is based on the federal
8communications commission's Alternative Connect America Cost Model.
AB64-SA11,1695d 9Section 1695d. 196.504 (1) (ab) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-SA11,2,1210 196.504 (1) (ab) “Broadband infrastructure” means infrastructure for the
11provision of broadband service at a minimum download speed of 25 megabits per
12second and a minimum upload speed of 3 megabits per second.”.
AB64-SA11,2,13 134. Page 859, line 15: on lines 15 and 16, delete “(ab)" and substitute “(ac)".
AB64-SA11,2,14 145. Page 859, line 18: on lines 18 and 19, delete “(ad)" and substitute “(af)".
AB64-SA11,2,15 156. Page 859, line 22: after that line insert:
AB64-SA11,2,16 16 Section 1695p. 196.504 (1) (ae) of the statutes is renumbered 196.504 (1) (ak).
AB64-SA11,1695r 17Section 1695r. 196.504 (1) (ah) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-SA11,2,2118 196.504 (1) (ah) “Phase II support” means the federal communications
19commission's 2nd phase of support for rural broadband deployment from the federal
20Connect America Fund that is made to telecommunications utilities regulated as
21price cap carriers by the federal communications commission.”.
AB64-SA11,2,23 227. Page 859, line 23: delete the material beginning with that line and ending
23with page 860, line 5.
AB64-SA11,2,24 248. Page 860, line 7: delete lines 7 to 11 and substitute:
1“196.504 (2) (a) To make broadband expansion grants to eligible applicants for
2the purpose of constructing broadband infrastructure in underserved areas
3designated under par. (d).
AB64-SA11,3,8 4(2m) Grants awarded under this section shall be paid from the appropriation
5appropriations under s. 20.155 (3) (a), (r). In each fiscal year, the total amount of the
6grants may not exceed $1,500,000
, and (rm). Not less than 85 percent of the grants
7awarded in a fiscal year shall be for the construction of broadband infrastructure in
8counties with populations of 65,000 or less
AB64-SA11,1698m 9Section 1698m. 196.504 (2) (am) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-SA11,3,1310 196.504 (2) (am) To make broadband expansion grants to organizations
11specified in sub. (1) (ad) 1., telecommunications utilities, or political subdivisions for
12project planning related to broadband infrastructure construction in underserved
13areas designated under par. (d).”.
AB64-SA11,3,15 149. Page 860, line 16: after “those providers." insert “The criteria shall give first
15priority to projects for areas in which no broadband service is available.
AB64-SA11,3,16 1610. Page 860, line 17: before “priority" insert “secondary".
AB64-SA11,3,17 1711. Page 860, line 18: delete “that affect" and substitute “that affect".
AB64-SA11,3,18 1812. Page 860, line 19: delete “unserved areas, that" and substitute “, that".
AB64-SA11,3,19 1913. Page 861, line 5: delete lines 5 and 6.
AB64-SA11,3,20 2014. Page 861, line 6: after that line insert:
AB64-SA11,3,21 21 Section 1699t. 196.504 (2m) of the statutes is created to read:
1196.504 (2m) Biennially, beginning on January 1, 2019, the legislative audit
2bureau shall conduct a performance evaluation audit of the broadband expansion
3grant program under sub. (2).”.