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HB 413: Public utilities; regulation of certain matters pertaining to rural telephone cooperatives; provisions

Voted on Friday March 3, 2017

John Pezold's thoughts

HB 413 regulates rural telephone cooperatives. The bill specifically says all patronage dividends or capital credits held by a telephone cooperative that are presumed abandoned in a calendar year can be donated to a non-profit organization that supports education of economic development in the cooperatives service area and the amount is exempt from taxation.
I voted NO on this measure because the entire concept is a gross government overreach into telephone companies and where donations, funded by private individuals, go.

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Nay
John Pezold's Vote

Vote Totals

The table below breaks down the total number of votes, and marks the majority vote.

Voted Total % Majority Vote?
Yea 167 92.8% Majority Vote
Nay 5 2.8%
Did not vote 4 2.2%
Excused 4 2.2%