"They will sue, they will raise every conceivable argument," Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), the bill's sponsor, told me. "They have every right in the world to do that. But we think we have the right to protect consumers and businesses in the state."
A California bill meant to replace the FCC's repealed Obama-era net neutrality rules is on its way to becoming law.
Senate Bill 822, written by state Sen. Scott Wiener, a Democrat from San Francisco, made it through its first vote before the state Senate's Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee on Tuesday. The committee voted 8-3 along party lines to support the bill with only minor amendments. The next vote will be before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Sacramento– Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement after Senate Bill 827-- his bill to create more housing near public transportation -- failed in the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee:
Senate Bill 822 will restore Obama-era internet protections that were repealed under Trump, including establishing brightline rules governing fast lanes and zero rating that will be enforced by the office of the Attorney General
April 17, 2018
Sacramento– Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) bill to restore net neutrality in California passed its first legislative committee today. Senate Bill 822 puts California at the national forefront of ensuring an open internet by establishing comprehensive and enforceable net neutrality standards to ensure that all California residents have the right to choose whether, when, and for what purpose they use the internet. SB 822 passed by a final vote of 8-3.