Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act; duties of operator, liability of excavator. (HB913)

Introduced By

Del. Emily Brewer (R-Suffolk)

Progress

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

Description

Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act; duties of operator; liability of excavator. Requires an operator of residential telecommunications or cable television service, after receiving notification of an interruption in service due to the installation of broadband service at a given premises, to restore telecommunications or cable television service, such that a person at the premises can telephone emergency services by dialing 911, within two days of receiving such notification. The bill prohibits an operator from giving false or misleading information to the notification center and requires the State Corporation Commission to investigate certain claims following an informal complaint. The bill requires an operator to indemnify and hold harmless an excavator when the excavator is installing facilities for purposes of broadband service and damages a utility line used for residential telecommunications or cable television and provides that no excavator is liable for any such damage occurring on or after July 1, 2022. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/12/2022Committee
01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101983D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
01/25/2022Impact statement from SCC (HB913)
01/28/2022Assigned sub: Subcommittee #1
02/15/2022Left in Commerce and Energy

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