California lawmakers vote to pass toughest 'net neutrality' law

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The California State Legislature passed what is considered the nation's toughest so-called net neutrality law on Friday, sending the bill to Gov. Jerry Brown that would put net neutrality regulations into state law.

The California lawmakers are seeking to bar internet service providers like AT&T and Comcast from blocking or slowing down the transmission of web traffic to the state's broadband customers.

Lindsay Chestnut of Baltimore holds a sign that reads "I like My Internet Like I Like my Country Free & Open" as she protests near the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in Washington, Dec. 14, 2017, where the FCC is scheduled to meet and vote on net neutrality.

The measure is scheduled for votes in the Senate and Assembly Friday night following months of contentious negotiations. Jerry Brown's signature is the next step on a road that could lead to the U.S. Supreme Court.

"When California acts, the world pays attention", said Stanford law professor Barbara van Schewick, who has researched net neutrality for more than a decade and testified multiple times in favor of the legislation.

The bills intentionally lack specifics about what reasonable security features the devices must have, Sen. Kevin de Leon is close to being shelved in the state Assembly.

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Organizations that oppose the bill argue that it only addresses one type of diversity and could be a violation of the state or federal constitution if, say, a company has to turn down a male candidate or swap out a male board member for a female one.

After Pai was appointed by President Donald Trump previous year to head the FCC, one of his first acts was a plan to roll back the Obama-era regulations.

Now that it has passed the California State Assembly, SB822 moves on to the State Senate where it should have no difficulty passing. They are sponsored by Common Sense Kids Action and have support from the Consumer Federation of America, Electronic Frontier Foundation and Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, among others. "President Trump didn't change the internet", said Melissa Melendez, a Republican from Lake Elsinore in Southern California. The stronger provisions were later restored.

Wiener said he hopes California's potential new rules could be emulated on a national level. They call it a bailout of Pacific Gas & Electric company.

"Internet users are still royally pissed off about the FCC's repeal", said Evan Greer, deputy director of Fight for the Future, a consumer advocacy group.

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