Take Action to Oppose the FCC and Federal Bills S.19 and S.1988

FCC, S.19, SB.1988 et. al This Week: The FCC is Acting as a Captured Agency

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1) Donate to this now necessary action: Sue the FCC; break up Verizon and AT&T

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Californians Stood Up to Protect Their Rights.

SB 649 was opposed by over300 California Cities, a majority of California Counite and many government associations representing over 95% of the residentg sof California who knew that they were being taken for a ride. It was also opposed by the AARP and the Teamsters. It took the vision and courage of Governor Jerry Brown to VETO this horrible bill, and all local governments and their citizens in this Golden State thank him for his leadership and courage to buck the will of the Wireless industry!

10/15/17 Veto of CA SB.649

Govern Brown’s Veto Message included the following:

“I believe that the interest which localities have in managing the rights of way requires a more balanced solution than the one achieved in this bill.”

9/14/17 CA Senate Concurrence on CA SB.649

All time codes, below, are from the California Channel Video called 9/14/17 Senate Floor Session

9/13/17 First SB.649 Vote, around 11:20 am (21 Ayes needed to pass)
  • 1:19:00: Sen. Jackson — "File Item 167 on the First Supplemental File, Senate Bill 649"
  • 1:19:15: Sen. Heuso — "SB 649 is back for Concurrence . . ."
  • 1:21:21: Sen. Nielsen — "I rise in support . . ."
  • 1:22:54: Sen. Anderson — question for the author re: local – jurisdiction/authority
  • 1:26:29: Sen. Gaines — question for the author re: local jurisdiction/authority
  • 1:31:01: Sen. Jackson — "Please call the roll."
  • 1:32:15: 18 for vs. 22 against = 3 Noes + 19 Not Voting
  • 1:32:23: Sen. Jackson — ‘Senator Hueso moves a call’

. . . other bills are considered for 2 1/2 hours

9/13/17 First SB.649 Vote, around 3:00 pm (21 Ayes needed to pass)
  • 4:02:56: Sen. Jackson: "Moving to File Item 167, Senator Hueso is requesting that we lift the call on File Item 167. Mr. Secretary, please call the absent members."
  • 4:04:05 22 for vs. 18 against = 10 Noes + 8 Not Voting
  • 4:04:10 Sen. Jackson: "The measure passes."

9/13/17 CA Assembly Vote on CA SB.649

All time codes, below, are from the California Channel Video called 9/13/17 (Post Recess) Assembly Floor Session

9/13/17 First SB.649 Vote, around 3:00 pm (41 Ayes needed to pass)
  • 1:25:10: SB.649 Presentation
  • 1:31:08: Open the roll call vote

. . . voting continues for 2 minutes, 16 seconds

  • 1:33:24: 33 for vs. 46 against = 11 Noes + 35 Not Voting
  • 1:33:25: Quirk asks to ‘move’ the vote (not let the vote finalize)

. . . other bills are considered for 45 minutes

9/13/17 Second SB.649 Vote, around 4:00 pm (41 Ayes needed to pass)
  • 2:20:13: Quirk moves to bring SB.649 off of call
  • 2:20:19: 31 for vs. 48 against

. . . voting continues for 42 seconds

  • 2:21:01: 38 for vs. 41 against
  • 2:21:02: 39 for vs. 40 against
  • 2:21:06: 40 for vs. 39 against
  • 2:21:08: 42 for vs. 37 against
  • 2:21:08 Announcement: ‘The Clerk will close the rolls and tally the vote (the measure passes)’
  • 2:21:09: Clerk announces the vote at 43 for vs. 36 against = 13 Noes + 23 Not Voting

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