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2017-04-15 Senate Journal

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2017-04-15                     Senate Journal                      Page 0972
HJR 14                                                                                                                        
The Health and Social Services Committee considered HOUSE JOINT                                                                 
RESOLUTION NO. 14 Urging the Federal Communications                                                                             
Commission to increase the Rural Health Care Program budget                                                                     
sufficiently to adjust for inflation, advances in technology and the                                                            
services available with increased broadband, and the increase in                                                                
demand for broadband-based services and provide for any unused                                                                  

2017-04-15                     Senate Journal                      Page 0973
funds to be carried forward to future funding years, ensuring that rural                                                        
communities in the state continue to have access to affordable                                                                  
broadband telehealth services. Signing do pass: Senator Wilson, Chair;                                                          
Senators Begich, Micciche.                                                                                                      
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
         Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, House Labor and Commerce Committee                                                           
The resolution was referred to the Rules Committee.