Communication towers, state-owned; wireless broadband service in unserved areas. (SB206)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)

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 which 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
01/07/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 087730792
01/07/2008Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/18/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB206)
01/28/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB206)
01/28/2008Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2008Committee substitute printed 080142333-S1
01/30/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2008Read second time
01/31/2008Reading of substitute waived
01/31/2008Committee substitute agreed to 080142333-S1
01/31/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB206S1
02/01/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB206S1)
02/01/2008Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2008Communicated to House
02/12/2008Placed on Calendar
02/12/2008Read first time
02/12/2008Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/14/2008Referred from Commerce and Labor
02/14/2008Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/18/2008Assigned GL sub: FOIA
02/28/2008Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
02/29/2008Committee substitute printed 081877560-H1
03/03/2008Read second time
03/04/2008Read third time
03/04/2008Committee substitute agreed to 081877560-H1
03/04/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB206H1
03/04/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB206H1)
03/04/2008Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
03/04/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/08/2008Enrolled
03/08/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB206ER)
03/08/2008Signed by Speaker
03/10/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB206ER)
03/11/2008Signed by President
03/12/2008Signed by Speaker
03/12/2008Signed by President
03/27/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 690 (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.