Telecommunications reform legislation becomes first bill to pass both chambers

telecomHouse Bill 152, which seeks to provide telecom providers with the flexibility to invest in new technology, passed the Senate Monday with a vote of 30 to 3.

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce strongly supports this legislation sponsored by Rep. Rick Rand. Telecommunications reform will help make our Commonwealth more attractive to businesses so we can compete for investment dollars and jobs.

The legislation got a vote on the floor Monday afternoon after being heard and passed in a Senate committee earlier in the day.

Sen. Paul Hornback has sponsored this legislation for four years and filed a companion bill, Senate Bill 3, again this year. The Chamber thanks both Sen. Hornback and Rep. Rand for their commitment to this important business issue.

HB 152 has now passed both chambers and heads to the governor’s desk for a signature.

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