Senate Bill No. 127
(By Senators Unger, Williams and Beach)
[Introduced February 13, 2013; referred to the Committee on
Transportation and Infrastructure; and then to the Committee on
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated §24-2-9a, relating to
requiring the Public Service Commission to analyze and
annually report to the Legislature on the availability of
broadband markets in the state; and setting forth what the
reports must contain.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended
by adding thereto a new section, designated §24-2-9a, to read as
ARTICLE 2. POWERS AND DUTIES OF PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.
§24-2-9a. Information concerning rates, etc., of broadband markets
to be reported by commission.
The commission shall analyze and report to the Legislature
before January 1 every year on the broadband markets in West
Virginia, including a survey of rates, services, market
penetration, available devices for persons with disabilities, and
universal broadband service for low income communities.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to expand the charge of the
Public Service Commission to include reporting to the Legislature
on the rates, service and availability of broadband markets
throughout the state.
§24-2-9a is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring
have been omitted.