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HB 0244 - EMCs - Public Service Commission to Determine Pole Attachment Fees
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Tracking Level: Support
Sponsor: Ron Stephens (R)
Last Action: 1/1/2021 - Effective Date
House Committee: Economic Development and Tourism
Senate Committee: Regulated Industries and Utilities
Assigned To:
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

This legislation alters the process by which Georgia‚Äôs Electric Membership Corporations (EMCs) determine the fees charged to communications service providers which place telecommunications equipment on EMC utility poles.  The fee/rate will be determined by the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) after the PSC considers what is just, reasonable, nondiscriminatory and commercially reasonable.  The PSC will promulgate, by January 1, 2021, the rules explaining how the above factors will be determined.  Current PSC charges will remain in effect until the date of their natural or lawful determination.           

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