States are addressing cybersecurity and cybercrimes through various approaches. At least 35 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico introduced or considered more than 365 bills or resolutions that deal significantly with cybersecurity.
While state legislatures focus on improving cybersecurity practices within state government, the federal government is also looking for ways to assist states and address cybersecurity issues on a national level. When it comes to cybersecurity, states cannot address cyberthreats in a vacuum.
In the 2020 legislative session, 42 states, Guam and Puerto Rico addressed broadband in issue areas such as educational institutions and schools, dig once, funding, governance authorities and commissions, infrastructure, municipal-run broadband networks, rural and underserved communities, smart communities and taxes.
Listen to the archived webinar with the NCSL experts providing an update on the recent federal stimulus packages that appropriate funds for broadband access and technology, state efforts to expand broadband and industry responses to help keep Americans connected.
The Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce has jurisdiction over state-federal relations with regard to electronic commerce, banking, insurance, securities and other financial services issues, interstate commerce and taxation of electronic transactions, telecommunications and interstate business activity taxes.
State legislatures are working to improve the operations of public emergency communication services for today's digital mobile society. This webpage provides access to NCSL’s 911 legislation database, as well as year-end summaries of enacted 911 legislation dating back to 2011.