Cable television system, etc.; contracts with electric cooperative facilities for pole attachments. (HB2417)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric cooperatives; attachments to utility poles by cable television systems; penalty.  Provides that placing an unauthorized attachment to utility poles owned by an electric cooperative is a Class 1 misdemeanor. The measure also requires cable television systems to adhere to conditions and standards when attaching to an electric cooperative's poles. These conditions and standards include payment for unauthorized attachments, standards for overlashings, evidence of authority to occupy the right-of-way, and nondiscriminatory access to broadband services. In addition, a cable television system that violates safety and response provisions is subject to fines of up to $10,000. Amends § 18.2-162, § 56-466.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/18/2011Presented and ordered printed 11104025D
01/18/2011Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/21/2011Assigned C & L sub: #2
01/27/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB2417)
01/27/2011Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/08/2011Left in Commerce and Labor