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CS/CS/HB 687: Utilities

GENERAL BILL by Commerce Committee ; Energy and Utilities Subcommittee ; La Rosa ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Avila

Utilities; Authorizes DOT & certain local governmental entities to prescribe & enforce rules re: placing & maintaining communications services lines/wireless facilities; prohibits authority regulation of facility collocation; authorizes authority to require registration process & permit fees; requires authority to process applications; prohibits authority from requiring approval/fees for maintenance/placement of facilities; provides requirements for collocation on authority utility poles; requires authority to waive certain application & placement requirements; prohibits authority from adopting/enforcing certain regulations & imposing certain fees; authorizes wireless infrastructure provider to apply to place utility poles; authorizes authority to enforce certain local codes/rules/regulations under certain circumstances.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 4/28/2017 House - Ordered enrolled
Location: Final Passage
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/7/2017 House • Filed
2/15/2017 House • Referred to Energy and Utilities Subcommittee; Commerce Committee -HJ 82
3/7/2017 House • Introduced -HJ 82
3/13/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Energy and Utilities Subcommittee, 03/15/17, 9:00 am, Webster Hall
3/15/2017 House • CS by Energy and Utilities Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 2 -HJ 383
3/16/2017 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
• CS by Energy and Utilities Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 379
3/20/2017 House • Now in Commerce Committee -HJ 394
4/22/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Commerce Committee, 04/24/17, 9:00 am, Webster Hall
4/24/2017 House • CS/CS by- Commerce Committee; YEAS 25 NAYS 2 -HJ 807
• Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 805
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/27/17
• CS/CS by Commerce Committee read 1st time -HJ 798
4/27/2017 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 932
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/28/2017 House • Read 3rd time
• CS passed; YEAS 110 NAYS 3
4/28/2017 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules
• Received
• Withdrawn from Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
• Substituted for CS/CS/CS/SB 596
• Read 2nd time
• Read 3rd time
• CS passed; YEAS 33 NAYS 1
4/28/2017 House • Ordered enrolled