Communication towers, state-owned; wireless broadband service in unserved areas. (HB1329)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

State-owned communications towers; broadband service. Requires state agencies to lease or convey an interest in a state-owned communication tower or site for which it is responsible to qualified providers of wireless broadband service in order to deploy broadband Internet service in areas of the Commonwealth that are not receiving adequate broadband service. The conveyances will be subject to guidelines adopted by the Department of General Services, and shall require payment of such consideration as the Director of the Department deems appropriate and that is commensurate with the consideration paid for use of comparable space on similar towers or sites. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/09/2008Committee
01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 085672676
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/17/2008Assigned GL sub: FOIA
01/18/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1329)
01/28/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1329)
02/05/2008Committee substitute printed 081849676-H1
02/05/2008Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2008Read first time
02/07/2008Read second time
02/07/2008Committee substitute agreed to 081849676-H1
02/07/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1329H1
02/08/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/08/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2008Communicated to Senate
02/11/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1329H1)
02/11/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2008Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
03/03/2008Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
03/03/2008Committee substitute printed 089560676-S1
03/04/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/2008Read third time
03/04/2008Reading of substitute waived
03/04/2008Committee substitute agreed to 089560676-S1
03/04/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1329S1
03/04/2008Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008Placed on Calendar
03/05/2008Senate substitute agreed to by House 089560676-S1 (99-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N)
03/06/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1329S1)
03/07/2008Enrolled
03/07/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1329ER)
03/07/2008Signed by Speaker
03/09/2008Signed by President
03/10/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1329ER)
03/27/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 676 (effective 7/1/08)

Comments

Virginia ITSP Association, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Supports GRTC position on Telework - Requires state agencies to lease or convey an interest in a state-owned communication tower or site for which it is responsible to qualified providers of wireless broadband service in order to deploy broadband Internet service in areas of the Commonwealth that are not receiving adequate broadband service.