The Connecticut Broadband Internet Coordinating Council was established pursuant to Section 3 of Substitute House Bill No. 7282, Public Act No. 07-254 (see excerpt). The legislation was the result of a December 2006 study by the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering entitled, “Advanced Communications Technologies.”
The legislation was adopted under section 4d-100 of the Connecticut General Statutes.
TITLE 4d STATE INFORMATION AND TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
CHAPTER 61c BROADBAND INTERNET AND COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 4d-100 (2008)
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.
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