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SB 2, EMCs and Broadband Delivery

 
Municipal Impact Position Contact
Support Charlotte Davis, (678) 686-6291

Last Updated: 4/3/2019
Subject Area: Utilities |
Resources: bill text
This legislation provides statutory authority to electric membership corporations (EMCs) to provide broadband services, while prohibiting the cross-subsidization between various affiliate services within an EMC, such as electric, broadband or gas.
Additionally, this bill would allow an electric membership corporation (EMC) with an existing electric easement to use that same easement for the purposes of deploying broadband services, as long as no additional poles are installed or any other ground-mounted facilities that would affect the property owner adversely. Additionally, the electric owner of the easement would be allowed to charge reasonable rates and fees for the usage of the facilities granted by the electric easement. 

Votes

4/2/2019 House Vote #402 Yea - 160 Nay - 0 Not Voting - 7 Excused - 13
4/2/2019 Senate Vote #375 Yea - 54 Nay - 2 Not Voting - 0 Excused - 0
3/28/2019 House Vote #312 Yea - 107 Nay - 62 Not Voting - 9 Excused - 2
3/7/2019 Senate Vote #151 Yea - 53 Nay - 1 Not Voting - 1 Excused - 1
BILL STATUS

4/26/2019 - Effective Date

4/26/2019 - Act 51

4/26/2019 - Date Signed by Governor

AUTHOR

Sen. Steve Gooch
District 51
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