Utility easements; fiber optic cable. (SB302)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Utility easements. Provides that any utility easement, granted before, on, or after July 1, 2020, whether granted publicly or privately, by statute, local ordinance, deed, or other recorded instrument, or by prescription, shall be deemed to include the laying, hanging, and maintenance of fiber optic cable. The bill further provides that any utility easement shall also be deemed to include access over private or public lands to permit the grantee to have physical access to such cable, unless the instrument granting the easement was recorded prior to July 1, 2020, and specifically states otherwise. Read the Bill »


02/03/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/05/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100783D
01/05/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/13/2020Impact statement from SCC (SB302)
01/17/2020Assigned C&L sub: Energy
01/18/2020Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (SB302)
01/24/2020Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (SB302)
02/03/2020Incorporated by Commerce and Labor (SB794-Lewis) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)