Communications (5)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 10/17/2017

H 0310 HighWireless Communications Infrastructure Siting Jason Saine
7/21/2017 Ch. SL 2017-159 EPU SLG
Communications Economic Development Planning & Land Use Public Safety Transportation
companion bill to SB 377

Eliminates most municipal zoning authority related to small cell wireless installations. Forces cities to undertake an expedited wireless application review process. Limits the amounts a city may charge applicants for application reviews and use of the right of way. Reduces a city’s control of access to the public’s right of way, among numerous other restrictions. (version 1)

H 0315 MonitorKelsey Smith Act Patricia Hurley
3/30/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate --
Communications Information Technology Public Safety

Allows a law enforcement agency or public safety answering point, in certain emergency situations, to request a user’s cell phone call location data from a wireless service provider. Offers immunity to wireless service providers in these situations, and creates a state-level database of emergency contact information for all wireless service providers registered to do business in the state. (version 1)

H 0469 MonitorRegulation of Fully Autonomous Vehicles Phillip Shepard
7/21/2017 Ch. SL 2017-166 Trans Trans
Communications Economic Development Planning & Land Use Public Safety Transportation
Companion bill to SB 337

Updates state laws to reflect the availability of driverless motor vehicles, including an exemption from needing a driver’s license, minor changes to passenger restraint laws, updates to criminal laws affecting motor vehicle operation, such as leaving the scene of a crash, and requirements for insurance on and registration of the vehicle. Preempts local governments from regulating fully autonomous vehicles and their operation. (version 1)

S 0140 MonitorRevise State Nature and Historic Preserve Ralph Hise
4/6/2017 House - Ref to the Com on State and Local Government II, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House SLG II SLG
Communications General Government Public Safety

Gives governmental entities, including local governments, the ability to place equipment on a communications tower located in Chimney Rock State Park, for general communications purposes. (version 1)

S 0377 HighWireless Communications Infrastructure Siting Ralph Hise
3/27/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate --
Communications Economic Development Planning & Land Use Public Safety Transportation
Companion bill to HB 310
Eliminates most municipal zoning authority related to small cell wireless installations. Forces cities to undertake an expedited wireless application review process. Limits the amounts a city may charge applicants for application reviews and use of the right of way. Reduces a city’s control of access to the public’s right of way, among numerous other restrictions. (version 1)
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