SB20B-010

Concerning an amendment to the definition of electric utility in relation to broadband use of an electric easement, and, in connection therewith, defining electric utility to include a generation and transmission cooperative electric association and the western area power administration.
Session:
2020 Extraordinary Session
Subjects:
Energy
Telecommunications & Information Technology
Bill Summary

Under current law, a cooperative electric association with an electric 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 either of the following entities with an electric easement:

• A generation and transmission cooperative electric association; or
• The federal western area power administration within the United States department of energy.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)