Legislation Assigned to the House Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications Committee (3)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/10/2019

HB 0518 NeutralCity Franchise Fees on Telecommunications - Change Calculation Lee Hawkins
2/20/2018 House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications --
Business and Occupation Tax Econ. Dev. & Transportation Eminent Domain/Condemnation Franchise Fees General County Government
Preemption Revenue & Finance Roads Telecommunications Todd Edwards
This legislation reduces the rate which the Georgia DOT may charge for the installation of telephone and other communications facilities in its right to $100 per linear mile annually.  Furthermore, it caps the amount of franchise fees a city can charge telephone companies that do not have retail end user customers within its jurisdiction at $100 per linear mile.       
SB 0396 WatchTelephone System for Physically Impaired David Shafer
3/12/2018 House Committee Favorably Reported Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications Regulated Industries and Utilities -
911 Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services Public Safety and Courts Utilities
SB 0426 SupportBroadband - EMCs and Rural Telephone Cooperatives Authorized to Provide Steve Gooch
3/29/2018 House Passed/Adopted By Substitute Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications Regulated Industries and Utilities -
2018/02/16 Report 2018/02/23 Report 2018/03/16 Report 2018/03/2 Report 2018/03/23 Report
Broadband Code Enforcement Econ. Dev. & Transportation Economic Development Franchise Fees
General County Government Land Use/Zoning Preemption Revenue & Finance Roads
Telecommunications Todd Edwards Transportation Utilities

Originally, this was the wireless industry's attempt to preempt local management of the public's right of way.  The bill was changed in House Rules Committee to allow EMCs and rural telephone cooperatives to provide broadband service to rural areas under certain conditions.     

 

 

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