“Fake net neutrality bill” moves ahead in California assembly

by Steve Blum • , ,

As requested by the bill’s author, the California assembly’s privacy and consumer protection committee approved senate bill 822 without changes this afternoon. Wiener again blasted the amendments made last week by the industry-friendly communications and conveyances committee, saying he had no desire to pass “a fake net neutrality bill”. But if the bill died in today’s committee meeting, it would be game over, and Wiener wants to try to work something out with assemblyman Miguel Santiago, the committee chair who gutted SB 822. Otherwise, Wiener said in a statement “if the bill ultimately remains in its current form, I will withdraw it”.