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California Lawmaker Shelves ‘Gay Conversion Therapy’ Ban Legislation for 2018

California Lawmaker Shelves ‘Gay Conversion Therapy’ Ban Legislation for 2018

It's expected that numerous largest ISP will file lawsuits, while California has also technically violated nationwide FCC rules put in place under current chairman Ajit Pai that say states can't make their own net neutrality laws.

After SB 822 passed California's state Assembly yesterday, it just needed (re) approval from the Senate before going in front of the governor to be signed into law. If signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown, it would ensure all California broadband customers have equal access to content on the internet.

After a hard-fought battle, California's net neutrality bill is now all but certain to make it to the finish line that is Gov.

After passing through the California State Assembly's Communications and Conveyance Committee earlier this month, the bill known as SB 822 has passed the entire State Assembly.

"Governor Brown should use his veto pen on this legislation, and Congress should step in to legislate and provide consumer protections that will resolve this issue once and for all", said Jonathan Spalter, president and chief executive of USTelecom, a Washington-based lobby group.

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The bills are opposed by the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association, Entertainment Software Association, and National Electrical Manufacturers Association. Consumer groups, however, argued that the rules were vital to protect users at a time when internet providers are focused on buying up media companies and establishing Facebook-like businesses that mine user data for advertising purposes.

Supporters of Net Neutrality protest the FCC's recent decision to repeal the program in Los Angeles, California, November 28, 2017.

"This should send a message to other states as well as to members of Congress, Americans are serious about the importance of net neutrality, and are ready and willing to fight for their right to create, communicate, and engage online without giant ISPs serving as gatekeepers", Stevenson said in a statement. It would have denied public contracts to companies that fail to follow the new state internet rules, but it sunk amid opposition over last-minute amendments.

The federal government could sue the state of California over the law, leading to an eventual showdown in the Supreme Court.

Internet companies say they're committed to upholding net neutrality principles but it's unrealistic for them to comply with different regulations around the country. "They're still paying attention".


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