FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 30, 2023
HB 3201 Passes the House
SALEM, Ore. – Today, HB 3201 passed out of the House, and is headed to the Senate. The bill requires Business Oregon to provide financial assistance to support broadband access, affordability, and adoption. It permits the department to establish one or more programs to provide financial assistance. It also requires Business Oregon give preference to projects that serve unserved or underserved areas.
“HB 3201 is a bipartisan bill that prepares the State for incoming federal funds dedicated to broadband expansion” said Representative Greg Smith (R-Heppner) “I am proud to be a sponsor of this legislation, because it will promote broadband expansion in rural Oregon”.
Representative Greg Smith is currently serving his twelfth term as a State Representative, making him the longest serving member in the Oregon Legislature. He holds a gavel as the Co-Chair of the Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on General Government. Representative Smith also serves as the Co-Vice Chair of the full Joint Ways and Means Committee. Additionally, he is the ranking member on the House Revenue Committee. To reach out, please visit Rep Smith’s Facebook Page or send him an email at email@example.com
Representative Greg Smith