Sec. 4d-100. Broadband Internet Coordinating Council. Membership. Duties.
(a) There shall be a Broadband Internet Coordinating Council, which shall include representatives from both the private and public sectors. The council shall consist of ten
members, two of whom shall be appointed by the Governor, two of whom shall be
appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, two of whom shall be appointed
by the speaker of the House of Representatives, one of whom shall be appointed by the
majority leader of the Senate, one of whom shall be appointed by the majority leader
of the House of Representatives, one of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader
of the Senate and one of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader of the House
of Representatives. One of each of the two members appointed by the Governor, the
president pro tempore of the Senate and the speaker of the House of Representatives
shall have specific expertise in the area of telecommunications. Members of the council
shall serve without compensation, except for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. Members shall serve on the council for terms of two years each
and no member shall serve for more than two consecutive terms. The chairperson of
the Public Utilities Control Authority, or the chairperson's designee, and the Secretary
of the Office of Policy and Management, or the secretary's designee, shall be ex-officio
members of the council without vote and shall attend its meetings. Any member who
fails to attend three consecutive meetings or fifty per cent of all meetings during any
calendar year shall be deemed to have resigned. The president pro tempore of the Senate
and the speaker of the House of Representatives shall jointly choose a chairperson and
a vice-chairperson to act in the chairperson's absence.
(b) The council shall meet at least quarterly, commencing on or before September 1, 2008. A majority of the members in office shall constitute a quorum.
(c) The duties of the council shall be to: (1) Monitor trends and developments in the state's efforts to develop a state-wide world-class communications infrastructure; and (2) issue any reports it deems necessary to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to technology.
(P.A. 07-254, S. 3.)
History: P.A. 07-254 effective July 1, 2007.
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