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HB20-1267:Transparency Of Telecommunications Providers Correctional Facilities

Criminal Legal Reform
Bill Number: HB20-1267
Year: 2020
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: Tpper/Gonzales


The bill requires telecommunication service providers (providers) who provide telecommunication services (services) to jails and other correctional facilities (jails) to maintain data and records (data) related to the services provided to jails. The bill requires providers to submit the data and a report on the services provided to the public utilities commission (commission) on a quarterly basis. The commission is required to publish the data and report on its website in a format accessible by the public.

Current law exempts providers and the services provided from oversight by the commission. The bill grants the commission authority over providers and the services provided.

Current Status:

Senate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (05/26/2020)
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary (03/10/2020)
House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee (03/06/2020)
Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (2/3/20)

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