HB 461: Location of Utilities
GENERAL BILL by Ingram ; Campbell ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Avila ; Van Zant
Location of Utilities; Revises circumstances under which county commissioners may grant license for specified projects related to lines for transmission of certain public utilities & communication services; authorizes DOT & certain local governmental entities to prescribe & enforce regulations regarding placement & maintenance of specified structures & lines within right-of-way limits of roads or publicly owned rail corridors; specifies that owner of utility located within certain right-of-way limits must initiate & bear cost necessary to alleviate any interference to use of certain public roads or rail corridors; requires authority to bear cost of utility work necessary to eliminate unreasonable interference if utility is lawfully located within certain utility easement, subject to certain deductions; provides findings of important state interest.
Last Action: 2/23/2016 House - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 416 (Ch. 2016-44) -HJ 538
Location: Laid on Table
Bill Text: PDF
• Referred to Local Government Affairs Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee -HJ 41
• On Committee agenda-- Local Government Affairs Subcommittee, 12/02/15, 11:30 am, Webster Hall
• Favorable by Local Government Affairs Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 164
• Now in Appropriations Committee -HJ 164
• Introduced -HJ 40
• On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Committee, 02/09/16, 3:00 pm, Webster Hall
• Favorable by- Appropriations Committee; YEAS 19 NAYS 1 -HJ 436
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 436
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/23/16
• Substituted CS/SB 416 -HJ 538
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 416 (Ch. 2016-44) -HJ 538
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