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

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)

Progress

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

Description

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 »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

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