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ICN Legislative Update - May 2021

Status of the Legislative Session:

View a listing of bills passed by the 2021 Session of the 89th Iowa General Assembly.

 

Iowa Telecommunications and Technology Commission (ITTC) Update:

Randy Goddard was confirmed as ICN’s executive director by the full Senate on April 21.

 

ICN Session Highlights:

Billing Services: A bill for an act relating to the services provided by the Iowa Telecommunications and Technology Commission was signed by the Governor on April 30. This new billing process has an effective date of July 1, 2021.

HF 805: Pursuant to an agreement between the commission and an authorized user, the commission may provide billing services on behalf of the authorized user and charge another entity that receives services from the authorized user pursuant to the network if all of the following conditions are satisfied:

  • a) The services provided by the authorized user to the other entity must be consistent with the mission of the authorized user.
  • b) The services provided by the authorized user to the other entity must be consistent with the requirements and limitations in subsection 2.

 

Bills of Interest:

HF 848 - A bill for an act relating to broadband service, including matters under the purview of the Office of the Chief Information Officer, the empower rural Iowa broadband grant fund, and including effective date and applicability provisions. This bill was signed by the Governor on April 28.

  • Funding is in a separate bill, and is currently at $100 million for the upcoming fiscal year.

News Article: Iowa telecommunications association leader reacts to passage of broadband service expansion bill

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