00 SENATE BILL NO. 82 01 "An Act providing for public school funding for telecommunications or Internet 02 services." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 14.03 is amended by adding a new section to read: 05 Sec. 14.03.127. Funding for telecommunications or Internet services. (a) A 06 district that is entitled to a discount on telecommunications services or Internet 07 services under the federal universal services program in 47 U.S.C. 254 and regulations 08 implementing that section is eligible to receive an amount equal to the difference 09 between the cost of up to 200 megabytes of telecommunications or Internet services 10 eligible for the discount and the discount received for those services for a 11 (1) school that qualifies as a Title I school under 20 U.S.C. 6301 12 (Elementary and Secondary Education Act), as amended; or 13 (2) group of schools in a district that has a weighted average of 14 students that qualify as a Title I school under 20 U.S.C. 6301. 01 (b) If insufficient funding is appropriated to provide funding authorized under 02 (a) of this section, the state share shall be distributed pro rata to eligible school 03 districts.