Category Archives: Telecommunication Discount

Texas Senate Business and Commerce Committee to Discuss Telecommunication Discounts

The 82nd Texas Legislature extended the telecommunication discounts that were established for Texas schools, libraries, and hospitals until January 2016. These discounts were originally established in 1995 in HB 2128. The Texas Senate Business and Commerce Committee is having a hearing … Continue reading

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Governor Perry Signs SB 773

Governor Perry signed SB 773 on June 17th. This bill ensures that Texas schools, libraries, and hospitals will continue to receive discounts on their telecommunication services until January, 2016.  This bill was authored by Senator Zaffirini and co-authored by Senator … Continue reading

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SB 773 – Close to the Finish Line

SB 773, the legislation that extends the telecommunications discounts until 2016 for schools (K-20), libraries, and hospitals passed both chambers of the Texas Legislature and is now on the way to the Governor’s desk for his signature.  Although we had pushed … Continue reading

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SB 773 Clears Another Hurdle

The Senate bill that will extend the telecommunication discounts for schools, libraries, and hospitals to 2016, was approved by the full Senate on Tuesday, April 19, 2011. It was sent to the House on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 for their … Continue reading

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Some Victories Along the Way

Today, both SB 6 and HB 6 passed in their respective chambers.  SB 6 had only one amendment.  The IMA will go into affect on September 1, 2011.  There will be no delay of the implementation! Language was also added … Continue reading

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SB 773 and SB 834 Introduced in Senate Committee

Senate Bill 773 and Senate Bill 834 both were heard in the Texas Senate Business and Commerce Committee on Tuesday, March 8th, 2011.  Senator Zaffirini introduced SB 773 and Senator Deulle introduced SB 834.  Both of these bills extends the … Continue reading

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SB 773 to be Heard in Senate Committee

On Tuesday, March 8th, Senator Zaffirini (D-Laredo) will introduce SB 773 at the Texas Senate Business and Commerce Committee meeting.  The meeting will begin at 8:00 AM. This bill extends the telecommunication discount until 2024.  This issue was explained in … Continue reading

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