California net neutrality proposal gutted by legislative committee

25 June 2018 10:33am
A California bill that would have established the strongest net neutrality protections in the US was gutted Wednesday by a legislative committee.

In an 8-0 vote, the state Assembly Communications and Conveyance Committee adopted amendments to SB822, sponsored by Scott Wiener, a San Francisco Democrat, which stripped most of the bill’s strongest provisions against the discriminatory treatment of Internet traffic. The committee voted on the bill before Wiener was given a chance to testify.

Wiener said his proposal had been “eviscerated” and “mutilated” and was no longer a net neutrality bill. He threatened to withdraw the bill, but the committee sent the bill forward as amended.

By Amy Miller.