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State Rep Mark Cohen Dem PA’s diary :: ::
I was the only legislator present who was familiar enough with net neutrality issues to argue in its favor. In a voice vote, in which each legislator casts an individual vote, it seemed to be a close call as to which side had the majority. When I called for a roll call vote by states, a majority of 33 state delegations voted against network neutrality, while a majority of ten states voted for network neutrality.
As a 3/4 vote is needed for the National Conference of State Legislatures to take a position, a change of the majority in only one state that voted would have defeated the resolution. The vote was the equivalent of the 2000 Presidential election in the electoral college.
The effect of this resolution is that lobbyists for the National Conference of State Legislatures–the mainstream organization representing state legislatures–will be in opposition to network neutrality for the next year, when the resolution expires.
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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