Communications and Technology

Task Force Description

With nearly 200 members representing all parts of the country and every segment of industry, the Communications and Technology Task Force believes that constant, dynamic innovation in communications and technology presents numerous complexities that defy traditional public policy prescriptions. To help policymakers understand the changes underway in the 21st century economy, the Task Force brings together state legislators, private industry, and policy experts to develop public policies that will promote economic growth, freedom of technology, and innovation in the states.

Areas of focus for the Task Force include: 1) broadband deployment and adoption; 2) protecting consumer choice in privacy; 3) promoting new forms of e-commerce; and 4) growing the high-tech sector of the economy. Additionally, the Task Force has established five subcommittees to thoroughly investigate topics of interest to the states. These subcommittees are: Broadband; E-Commerce; Information Technology; Innovation; and Consumer Protection, Critical Infrastructure, and Security Technologies.

Meeting Information

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All Model Policies

  • Resolution Encouraging the Support of Infrastructure Buildout to Pave the Pathway for Next Generation Networks Final

    WHEREAS, mobile broadband access is critical in creating economically sustainable communities; and WHEREAS, the U.S. leads the world in 4G LTE services – of which 99.6 percent of Americans have access to – providing broad coverage and wireless connectivity that offers unmatched consumer benefits in areas such as education and …

  • An Act Relating to Unmanned Aircraft Systems – Establishing Statewide Standards, Protecting Privacy, and Ensuring Public Safety Final

    Preamble A bill to provide for the operation and regulation of unmanned aircraft systems in this state; to provide for the powers and duties of state and local governmental officers and entities; and to prohibit misconduct related to the operation of unmanned aircraft systems, to promote accountability of operators, and …

  • An Act Relating to Online Lodging Marketplaces – Establishing Statewide Standards, Protecting Privacy, and Enabling Efficient Tax Remittance Final

    Section 1 – Definitions “Lodging Marketplace” means a person that provides a platform through which an Unaffiliated Third Party offers to rent a Vacation Rental or Short-Term Rental to an occupant and collects the consideration for the rental from the occupant. For the purposes of this paragraph: “Unaffiliated Third Party” …

  • Model Act for Digital Contents Warrants Final

    Title­ – Digital Contents Warrants Section 1 – Search warrant for content of electronic communications Definitions. As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires: “Contents”, when used with respect to any electronic communication includes any information concerning the substance, purport, or meaning of that communication. “Electronic Communication” means …

  • Uniform Standard for Lodging Taxes Act Final

    Section 1.  Definitions [Appropriately designated section number] of the statutes is created to read: (1) “Hotel” means any structure or space, or any portion thereof, that: (a)  Is occupied, or intended or designed for occupancy, by transients for dwelling, lodging, or sleeping purposes; and (b)  Accepts on-site reservations for accommodations; …

  • Fantasy Sports Contests Act Final

    Summary Rotisserie league and fantasy sports contests have been around for decades.  Now the Internet allows millions of fans to compete in daily and season-long fantasy sports contests, often with entry fees and cash prizes.  Participation in daily fantasy sports contests now approaches 10 million Americans.  With the rise of this …

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