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HB 0176 - Cell Towers/Equipment - Conditions on Local Government Approval Process
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Tracking Level: Neutral
Sponsor: Parsons, Don 44th (R)
Last Action: 7/1/2014 - Effective Date
State Code Titles: 36
House Committee: EU&T
Senate Committee: RI&Util
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

This substitute bill is significantly scaled back from last year's cell tower bill, resulting from a compromise between ACCG, GMA and wireless providers. Addressed among its provisions are a shot clock on new tower permit application and conditions on the forced removal of an existing tower, wireless equipment on public property and local government application fees.  It does not affect a county's current ability to deny an application for a new tower, manage wireless infrastructure on its right of way, or contain an "automatically approved" provision if an application shot clock expires.
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