Broadband service providers; fiber optic broadband lines, railroad crossings. (HB1697)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg)

Progress

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

Description

Broadband service providers; fiber optic broadband lines; railroad crossings. Establishes a procedure by which a broadband service provider may obtain approval to place its fiber optic broadband lines across a railroad right-of-way. The measure provides that a broadband service provider may submit to the railroad company a notice of intent to construct, accompanied by a specification exhibit and a standard crossing fee of $800; if the railroad does not claim within 35 days that special circumstances exist or that the required specification exhibit is inadequate or incomplete, the broadband service provider is deemed to have authorization to commence placing the fiber optic broadband line across the railroad's right-of-way. The measure provides that a railroad company that believes that special circumstances exist may file a petition for relief with the State Corporation Commission. The bill requires the Commission to adopt regulations prescribing the terms and conditions for a crossing. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/17/2020Committee
01/17/2020Presented and ordered printed 20104997D
01/17/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/28/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #3
02/04/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB1697)
02/04/2020Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2021
02/06/2020Continued to 2021 in Labor and Commerce

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