California Net Neutrality Bill Passes Legislature

Dmitrii Melnikov

- Giving California the nation's strongest protections for net neutrality rules meant to ensure a level playing field on the internet.

He said he will continue working to pass legislation next year "that best protects and celebrates the identities of LGBT Californians and a model for the nation to look towards". Now it heads to the governor's desk, where Jerry Brown has until the end of September to sign it into law.

The California lawmakers are seeking to bar internet service providers like AT&T and Comcast from blocking or slowing down the transmission of web traffic to the state's broadband customers.

FCC leadership under President Trump eliminated those protections in late 2017, however, prompting state and federal lawmakers across the country to consider proposals like the one introduced by Mr. Wiener, a Democrat who represents parts of San Francisco and San Mateo County.

The Democratic-controlled Senate voted 27-12 to pass the bill, SB 822, with just hours left in the legislative session. Jerry Brown for signature.

The proposals come amid rising privacy and security concerns about Internet of Things devices, including the potential for data collection from users.

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"It would have huge implications for the US, because California is so central to all things Net and is the world's eighth-largest economy", said Carl Tobias, a law professor at the University of Richmond.

"It is a really overdue bill", said Sen. "We hope that other states can look to this legislation as a model for net neutrality standards".

Organizations that oppose the bill argue that it only addresses one type of diversity and could be a violation of the state or federal constitution if, say, a company has to turn down a male candidate or swap out a male board member for a female one. Kevin de Leon is close to being shelved in the state Assembly.

SB 822 passed 61 to 18 in the state Assembly on Thursday, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Without strong rules, say companies such as Eventbrite and Vimeo, internet providers could engage in anticompetitive behavior that harms smaller online companies, reducing consumer choices. They call it a bailout of Pacific Gas & Electric company.

The California Legislature has approved a measure allowing higher electricity bills to pay off lawsuits stemming from last year's deadly wildfires.

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