Public service companies; pole attachments to accommodate cable TV systems & telecommunications. (SB713)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke) with support from co-patron Sen. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public service companies; pole attachments; cable television systems and telecommunications service providers. Requires a public utility, as defined in the bill, to establish and adhere to pole attachment practices and procedures that comply with certain requirements, including determining whether an attachment request is complete before reviewing such request on its merits, complying with certain timelines, and providing notice of a rearrangement to affected existing attachers. The bill provides that a public utility shall not apportion to a telecommunications service provider or cable television system the cost of replacing a red-tagged pole, as defined in the bill, provided that such utility may apportion to such provider or system the incremental cost of a taller or stronger pole that is necessitated solely by the new facilities of such provider or system. The bill authorizes the State Corporation Commission to enforce its provisions and requires the Commission to resolve disputes involving pole access within 90 days and concerning certain other matters within 120 days. This bill is identical to HB 800. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/19/2024Presented and ordered printed 24105000D
01/19/2024Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/02/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/05/2024Impact statement from SCC (SB713)
02/05/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/05/2024Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2024Committee substitute printed 24107037D-S1
02/05/2024Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/07/2024Impact statement from SCC (SB713S1)
02/12/2024Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2024Committee substitute printed 24107470D-S2
02/12/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Read second time
02/13/2024Committee substitute rejected24107037D-S1
02/13/2024Reading of substitute waived
02/13/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107470D-S2
02/13/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB713S2
02/13/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2024Placed on Calendar
02/16/2024Read first time
02/16/2024Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
02/19/2024Impact statement from SCC (SB713S2)
02/20/2024Reported from Labor and Commerce (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2024Read second time
02/23/2024Read third time
02/23/2024Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/23/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2024Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB713ER)
02/28/2024Signed by Speaker
03/02/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/08/2024Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/17/2024VOTE: (97-Y 0-N)
04/17/2024Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N)
04/17/2024House concurred in Governor's recommendation BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
04/17/2024BLOCK VOTE: (97-Y 0-N)
04/17/2024G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/17/2024Reenrolled bill text (SB713ER2)
04/17/2024Signed by President as reenrolled
04/17/2024Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/17/2024Enacted, Chapter 799 (effective 7/1/24)

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