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SB20-128

Generation AndTransmission Cooperative Easement Broadband

Concerning the provision of rural broadband using an electric utility easement held by an electric cooperative, and, in connection therewith, authorizing the provision of rural broadband using an electric utility easement held by an electric generation and transmission cooperative association.
Session:
2020 Regular Session
Subject:
Telecommunications & Information Technology
Bill Summary

Under current law, a cooperative electric association with an electric utility easement on real property is authorized to install or to allow a commercial broadband supplier to install broadband facilities on the real property, subject to notice and procedural requirements. The bill expands the authorization to also apply to an electric generation and transmission cooperative association with an electric utility easement on real property.

The bill also authorizes the installation of new underground broadband facilities within these easements, subject to the same notice and procedural requirements.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Lost

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. D. Coram
Rep. J. Arndt, Rep. M. Catlin

Sponsor

Sen. C. Hansen

Co-sponsor

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