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Ariz. House Panel Clears App Store, Broadband Office Bills

An Arizona House panel cleared an app store bill to allow developers to deal directly with customers and avoid app store fees from Apple and Google. The Arizona House Commerce Committee voted 5-3 Tuesday for HB-2200 with an amendment that…

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converted the land mapping bill into an app store bill like HB-2662, which had last week failed in the Judiciary Committee. “We hope the full Arizona House swiftly approves the bill, and that similar bills that have been introduced in other states such as Illinois, Florida, and New York are passed into law,” said Pat Garofalo, American Economic Liberties Project director-state and local policy. The same committee voted 8-0 for HB-2678 to establish a state broadband office.