RS 51:1375     

§1375. Commercial use task force; establishment; chair; membership; consideration; reporting requirement

            A. Prior to January 1, 2023, the office shall establish, facilitate, and maintain a task force to study the commercial effects of the 4.9 GHz band use in this state. The executive director of broadband development and connectivity shall serve as chair of the task force, and the remainder of the task force is to be composed of the following members:

            (1) The governor or his designee.

            (2) The speaker of the House of Representatives or his designee.

            (3) The president of the Senate or his designee.

            (4) The chairman of the House Committee on Commerce or his designee.

            (5) The chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and International Affairs or his designee.

            B. The task force shall hold the first meeting no later than January 31, 2022, and shall continue to meet, as often as necessary, until January 1, 2025. The task force shall meet at least twice per calendar year.

            C. The task force shall examine how the 4.9 GHz band is being utilized commercially and consider other potential uses for the band.

            D. The task force shall submit a report making recommendations as to how to utilize the 4.9 GHz band to the legislature no later than six months before the convening of the 2024 Regular Session.

            E. The Division of Administration shall provide staff support as necessary to carry out the provisions of this Section.

            Acts 2021, No. 237, §2.