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SB-704 Telecommunications: Moore Universal Telephone Service Act.(2019-2020)

Senate:
Int
1st
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Pass
Veto
Assembly:
1st
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Bill Status
SB-704
Bradford (S)
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Eduardo Garcia (A)
Telecommunications: Moore Universal Telephone Service Act.
03/27/19
An act to add Sections 871.6 and 871.8 to, to repeal Section 872 of, and to repeal and add Section 878 of, the Public Utilities Code, relating to telecommunications.
Senate
09/16/19
09/06/19

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
01/13/20 Veto sustained.
01/13/20 Stricken from file.
10/13/19 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/13/19 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/19/19 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 704 without my signature.

This bill clarifies the definition of a household for the purposes of California LifeLine telephone service (LifeLine) program eligibility, requires the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to update outreach and enrollment rules for the program, and requires the CPUC to determine whether a lifeline participant should be allowed to obtain an additional lifeline subscription for broadband services.

As LifeLine recently undertook a significant expansion through two new pilot programs that are still ongoing, this bill is premature. Additionally, while this bill may increase access to the LifeLine program, this bill has the potential to more than double the size and cost of the program and should be addressed through the budget.

Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom