HB 1201-1_ Filed 02/20/2012, 11:41

COMMITTEE REPORT

MADAM PRESIDENT:

    The Senate Committee on Utilities and Technology, to which was referred House Bill No. 1201, has had the same under consideration and begs leave to report the same back to the Senate with the recommendation that said bill be AMENDED as follows:

SOURCE: Page 2, line 20; (12)CR120101.2. -->     Page 2, line 20, delete "for the direct benefit of students, faculty, and staff." and insert " in furtherance of education or research for the direct benefit of students, faculty, or staff. The provision of communications service under this subdivision may include the provision of communications service to a person that is not a state educational institution or a private postsecondary educational institution if:
            (A) the person has a research and development relationship with a state educational institution or a private postsecondary educational institution; and
            (B) the communications service required by and provided to the person:
                (i) is a one (1) gigabit per second or greater network connection;
                (ii) is used in furtherance of the research and development relationship only;

                 (iii) is provided only for a specific research and development project;
                (iv) is provided only for the limited duration of the specific research and development project; and
                (v) is not provided in competition with private sector

communications service providers' provision of communications service.
         (3) The provision of communications service to member licensees of Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations, Inc., for the direct benefit of public broadcasting.".
    Page 3, line 8, delete "(a)," and insert " (a) and IC 8-1-32.7-5(b)(2),".
    (Reference is to HB 1201 as printed January 23, 2012.)

and when so amended that said bill do pass.

Committee Vote: Yeas 10, Nays 0.

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    Merritt
Chairperson


CR120101/DI 103    2012