Broadband service; prescriptive easements. (HB1068)

Introduced By

Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church) with support from co-patron Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Broadband service; prescriptive easements. Provides that if a public service company has acquired a prescriptive easement pursuant to which it has the right to poles and wires to provide electric service, its rights under that prescriptive easement shall be deemed to include the right to grant to a provider of broadband or other telecommunications services the rights to attach its wires and facilities to the public service company's poles and to enter upon the right-of-way to install and maintain the wires and facilities without the approval of the owner of the servient tract of land. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102905D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Communications, Technology and Innovation
01/16/2020Assigned CT & I sub: Communications
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (10-Y 0-N)
02/06/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB1068)
02/11/2020Left in Communications, Technology and Innovation