Florida Senate - 2017 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 596 Ì320990-Î320990 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: RCS . 04/19/2017 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Rules (Hutson) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment to Amendment (219028) (with title 2 amendment) 3 4 Delete lines 54 - 414 5 and insert: 6 45 days after the date of the waiver request. 7 3. “Applicant” means a person who submits an application 8 and is a wireless provider. 9 4. “Application” means a request submitted by an applicant 10 to an authority for a permit to collocate small wireless 11 facilities. 12 5. “Authority” means a county or municipality having 13 jurisdiction and control of the rights-of-way of any public 14 roads. The term does not include the Florida Department of 15 Transportation. The Florida Department of Transportation rights 16 of-way are excluded from this subsection. 17 6. “Authority utility pole” means a utility pole owned by 18 an authority in the right-of-way. The term does not include a 19 utility pole owned by a municipal electric utility or any 20 utility pole used to support municipally owned or operated 21 electric distribution facilities, or a utility pole located in 22 the right-of-way within: 23 a. A retirement community that: 24 (I) Is deed-restricted as housing for older persons as 25 defined in s. 760.29(4)(b); 26 (II) Has more than 5,000 residents; and 27 (III) Has underground utilities for electric transmission 28 or distribution; or 29 b. A municipality that: 30 (I) Is located on a coastal barrier island as defined in s. 31 161.053(1)(b)3.; 32 (II) Has a land area of less than 5 square miles; 33 (III) Has fewer than 10,000 residents; and 34 (IV) Has, before the adoption of this act, received 35 referendum approval to issue debt to finance municipality-wide 36 underground utilities for electric transmission or distribution. 37 7. “Collocate” or “collocation” means to install, mount, 38 maintain, modify, operate, or replace one or more wireless 39 facilities on, under, within, or adjacent to a wireless support 40 structure or utility pole. The term does not include the 41 installation of a utility pole or wireless support structure in 42 the public rights-of-way. 43 8. “FCC” means the Federal Communications Commission. 44 9. “Micro wireless facility” means a small wireless 45 facility having dimensions no larger than 24 inches in length, 46 15 inches in width, and 12 inches in height and an exterior 47 antenna, if any, no longer than 11 inches. 48 10. “Small wireless facility” means a wireless facility 49 that meets the following qualifications: 50 a. Each antenna associated with the facility is located 51 inside an enclosure of no more than 6 cubic feet in volume or, 52 in the case of antennas that have exposed elements, each antenna 53 and all of its exposed elements could fit within an enclosure of 54 no more than 6 cubic feet in volume; and 55 b. All other wireless equipment associated with the 56 facility is cumulatively no more than 28 cubic feet in volume. 57 The following types of associated ancillary equipment are not 58 included in the calculation of equipment volume: electric 59 meters, concealment elements, telecommunications demarcation 60 boxes, ground-based enclosures, grounding equipment, power 61 transfer switches, cutoff switches, vertical cable runs for the 62 connection of power and other services, and utility poles or 63 other support structures. 64 11. “Utility pole” means a pole or similar structure used 65 in whole or in part to provide communications services or for 66 electric distribution, lighting, traffic control, signage, or a 67 similar function. The term includes the vertical support 68 structure for traffic lights, but does not include any 69 horizontal structures upon which are attached signal lights or 70 other traffic control devices and does not include any pole or 71 similar structure 15 feet in height or less unless an authority 72 grants a waiver for the pole. 73 12. “Wireless facility” means equipment at a fixed location 74 which enables wireless communications between user equipment and 75 a communications network, including radio transceivers, 76 antennas, wires, coaxial or fiber-optic cable or other cables, 77 regular and backup power supplies, and comparable equipment, 78 regardless of technological configuration, and equipment 79 associated with wireless communications. The term includes small 80 wireless facilities. The term does not include: 81 a. The structure or improvements on, under, within, or 82 adjacent to the structure on which the equipment is collocated; 83 b. Wireline backhaul facilities; or 84 c. Coaxial or fiber-optic cable that is between wireless 85 structures or utility poles or that is otherwise not immediately 86 adjacent to or directly associated with a particular antenna. 87 13. “Wireless infrastructure provider” means a person who 88 is certificated to provide telecommunications service in the 89 state and who builds or installs wireless communication 90 transmission equipment, wireless facilities, or wireless support 91 structures, but is not a wireless services provider. 92 14. “Wireless provider” means a wireless infrastructure 93 provider or a wireless services provider. 94 15. “Wireless services” means any services provided using 95 licensed or unlicensed spectrum, whether at a fixed location or 96 mobile, using wireless facilities. 97 16. “Wireless services provider” means a person who 98 provides wireless services. 99 17. “Wireless support structure” means a freestanding 100 structure, such as a monopole, a guyed or self-supporting tower, 101 or another existing or proposed structure designed to support or 102 capable of supporting wireless facilities. The term does not 103 include a utility pole. 104 (c) Except as provided in this subsection, an authority may 105 not prohibit, regulate, or charge for the collocation of small 106 wireless facilities in the public rights-of-way. 107 (d) An authority may require a registration process and 108 permit fees in accordance with subsection (3). An authority 109 shall accept applications for permits and shall process and 110 issue permits subject to the following requirements: 111 1. An authority may not directly or indirectly require an 112 applicant to perform services unrelated to the collocation for 113 which approval is sought, such as in-kind contributions to the 114 authority, including reserving fiber, conduit, or pole space for 115 the authority. 116 2. An applicant may not be required to provide more 117 information to obtain a permit than is necessary to demonstrate 118 the applicant’s compliance with applicable codes for the 119 placement of small wireless facilities in the locations 120 identified in the application. 121 3. An authority may not require the placement of small 122 wireless facilities on any specific utility pole or category of 123 poles or require multiple antenna systems on a single utility 124 pole. 125 4. An authority may not limit the placement of small 126 wireless facilities by minimum separation distances; however, 127 within 14 days after the date of filing the application, an 128 authority may request that the proposed location of a small 129 wireless facility be moved to another location in the right-of 130 way and placed upon an alternative authority utility pole or 131 support structure or placed upon a new utility pole. The 132 authority and applicant may negotiate the alternative location, 133 including any objective design standards, for 30 days after the 134 date of the request. At the conclusion of the negotiation 135 period, if the applicant accepts the alternative location, the 136 applicant must notify the authority, and the application shall 137 be deemed granted for any new location for which there is 138 agreement and all other locations in the application. If no 139 agreement is reached, the applicant must notify the authority, 140 and the authority must grant or deny the original application 141 within 90 days after the date the application is filed. A 142 request for an alternative location, an acceptance of an 143 alternative location, or any rejection of an alternative 144 location must be in writing and provided by electronic mail. 145 5. An authority shall limit the height of a small wireless 146 facility to no more than 10 feet above the utility pole or 147 structure upon which the small wireless facility is to be 148 collocated. Unless waived by an authority, the height for a new 149 utility pole is limited to the tallest existing utility pole 150 located in the right-of-way, other than a utility pole for which 151 a waiver has previously been granted, measured from grade in 152 place within 500 feet of the proposed location of the small 153 wireless facility. If there is no utility pole within 500 feet, 154 the authority shall limit the height of the utility pole to 50 155 feet. 156 6. Except as provided in subparagraphs 4. and 5., the 157 installation of a utility pole in the public rights-of-way 158 designed to support a small wireless facility is subject to 159 authority rules or regulations governing the placement of 160 utility poles in the public rights-of-way and is subject to the 161 application review timeframes in this subsection. 162 7. Within 14 days after receiving an application, an 163 authority must determine and notify the applicant by electronic 164 mail as to whether the application is complete. If an 165 application is deemed incomplete, the authority must 166 specifically identify the missing information. An application is 167 deemed complete if the authority fails to provide notification 168 to the applicant within 14 days. 169 8. An application must be processed on a nondiscriminatory 170 basis. A complete application is deemed approved if an authority 171 fails to approve or deny the application within 60 days after 172 receipt of the application. If an authority does not use the 30 173 day negotiation period provided in subparagraph 4., the parties 174 may mutually agree to extend the 60-day application review 175 period. The authority must grant or deny the application at the 176 end of the extended period. A permit issued pursuant to an 177 approved application remains effective for 1 year unless 178 extended by the authority. 179 9. An authority must notify the applicant of approval or 180 denial by electronic mail. An authority must approve a complete 181 application unless it does not meet the authority’s applicable 182 codes. If the application is denied, the authority must specify 183 in writing the basis for denial, including the specific code 184 provisions on which the denial was based, and send the 185 documentation to the applicant by electronic mail on the day the 186 authority denies the application. The applicant may cure the 187 deficiencies identified by the authority and resubmit the 188 application within 30 days after notice of the denial is sent to 189 the applicant. The authority must approve or deny the revised 190 application within 30 days after receipt or the application is 191 deemed approved. Any subsequent review shall be limited to the 192 deficiencies cited in the denial. 193 10. An applicant seeking to collocate small wireless 194 facilities within the jurisdiction of a single authority may, at 195 the applicant’s discretion, file a consolidated application and 196 receive a single permit for the collocation of no more than 30 197 small wireless facilities. If the application includes multiple 198 small wireless facilities, an authority may remove small 199 wireless facility collocations from the application and treat 200 separately small wireless facility collocations for which 201 incomplete information has been received or which are denied. 202 11. An authority may deny a proposed collocation of a small 203 wireless facility in the public rights-of-way if the proposed 204 collocation: 205 a. Materially interferes with the safe operation of traffic 206 control equipment. 207 b. Materially interferes with sight lines or clear zones 208 for transportation, pedestrians, or public safety purposes. 209 c. Materially interferes with compliance with the Americans 210 with Disabilities Act or similar federal or state standards 211 regarding pedestrian access or movement. 212 d. Materially fails to comply with the 2010 edition of the 213 Florida Department of Transportation Utility Accommodation 214 Manual. 215 e. Fails to comply with applicable codes. 216 12. An authority may adopt by ordinance provisions for 217 registration, permitting, insurance coverage, indemnification, 218 performance bonds, security funds, force majeure, abandonment, 219 authority liability, or authority warranties. Such provisions 220 must be reasonable and nondiscriminatory. 221 13. Collocation of a small wireless facility on an 222 authority utility pole may not provide the basis for the 223 imposition of an ad valorem tax on the authority utility pole. 224 14. An authority may reserve space on authority utility 225 poles for future public safety uses. However, a reservation of 226 space may not preclude collocation of a small wireless facility. 227 If replacement of the authority utility pole is necessary to 228 accommodate the collocation of the small wireless facility and 229 the future public safety use, the pole replacement is subject to 230 make-ready provisions, and the replaced pole shall accommodate 231 the future public safety use. 232 15. Any structure granted a permit and installed pursuant 233 to this subsection must comply with chapter 333 and federal 234 regulations pertaining to airport airspace protections. 235 (e) An authority may not require approval of or impose fees 236 or other charges for: 237 1. Routine maintenance; 238 2. Replacement of existing wireless facilities with 239 wireless facilities that are substantially similar or of the 240 same or smaller size; or 241 3. Installation, placement, maintenance, or replacement of 242 micro wireless facilities suspended on cables strung between 243 existing utility poles in compliance with applicable codes by a 244 communications service provider authorized to occupy the rights 245 of-way and who is remitting taxes under chapter 202. 246 247 However, notwithstanding this paragraph, an authority may 248 require a right-of-way permit for work that involves excavation, 249 closing a sidewalk, or closing a vehicular lane. 250 (f) Collocation of small wireless facilities on authority 251 utility poles is subject to the following requirements: 252 1. An authority may not enter into an exclusive arrangement 253 with any person for the right to attach equipment to authority 254 utility poles. 255 2. The rates and fees for collocations on authority utility 256 poles must be nondiscriminatory, regardless of the services 257 provided by the collocating person. 258 3. The rate to collocate small wireless facilities on 259 authority utility poles may not exceed $100 per year. 260 4. Agreements between authorities and wireless providers 261 which are in effect on July 1, 2017, and which relate to the 262 collocation of small wireless facilities in the right-of-way, 263 including the collocation of small wireless facilities on 264 authority utility poles, remain in effect, subject to applicable 265 termination provisions. The wireless provider may accept the 266 rates, fees, and terms established under this subsection for 267 small wireless facilities and utility poles that are the subject 268 of an application submitted after the rates, fees, and terms 269 become effective. 270 5. A person owning or controlling an authority utility pole 271 shall offer rates, fees, and other terms that comply with this 272 subsection. By the later of January 1, 2018, or 3 months after 273 receiving a request to collocate its first small wireless 274 facility on a utility pole owned or controlled by an authority, 275 the person owning or controlling the authority utility pole 276 shall make available, through ordinance or otherwise, rates, 277 fees, and terms for the collocation of small wireless facilities 278 on the authority utility pole which comply with this subsection. 279 a. The rates, fees, and terms must be nondiscriminatory, 280 competitively neutral, and must comply with this subsection. 281 b. For an authority utility pole that supports an aerial 282 facility used to provide communications services or electric 283 service, the parties shall comply with the process for make 284 ready work under 47 U.S.C. s. 224 and implementing regulations. 285 The good faith estimate of the person owning or controlling the 286 pole for any make-ready work necessary to enable the pole to 287 support the requested collocation must include pole replacement 288 if necessary. 289 c. For an authority utility pole that does not support an 290 aerial facility used to provide communications services or 291 electric service, the authority shall provide a good faith 292 estimate for any make-ready work necessary to enable the pole to 293 support the requested collocation, including necessary pole 294 replacement, within 60 days after receipt of a complete 295 application. Make-ready work, including any pole replacement, 296 must be completed within 60 days after written acceptance of the 297 good faith estimate by the applicant. Alternatively, an 298 authority may require the applicant seeking to collocate a small 299 wireless facility to provide a make-ready estimate at the 300 applicant’s expense for the work necessary to support the small 301 wireless facility, including pole replacement, and to perform 302 the make-ready work. If pole replacement is required, the scope 303 of the make-ready estimate is limited to the design, 304 fabrication, and installation of a utility pole that is 305 substantially similar in color and composition. The authority 306 may not impose conditions on or restrict the manner in which the 307 applicant obtains, develops, or provides the estimate or 308 conducts the make-ready work subject to usual construction 309 restoration standards for work in the right-of-way. The replaced 310 or altered utility pole shall remain the property of the 311 authority. 312 d. An authority may not require more make-ready work than 313 is required to meet applicable codes or industry standards. Fees 314 for make-ready work may not include costs related to preexisting 315 damage or prior noncompliance. Fees for make-ready work, 316 including any pole replacement, may not exceed actual costs or 317 the amount charged to communications service providers other 318 than wireless services providers for similar work and may not 319 include any consultant fee or expense. 320 (g) For any applications filed before the effective dates 321 of ordinances implementing this subsection, an authority may 322 apply current ordinances regulating the placement of 323 communications facilities in the right-of-way, including 324 registration, permitting, insurance coverage, indemnification, 325 performance bonds, security funds, force majeure, abandonment, 326 authority liability, or authority warranties. Permit application 327 requirements and small wireless facility placement requirements, 328 including utility pole height limits, which conflict with this 329 subsection shall be waived by the authority. 330 (h) Except as provided in this section or specifically 331 required by state law, an authority may not adopt or enforce any 332 regulation on the placement or operation of communications 333 facilities in the rights-of-way by a provider authorized by 334 state law to operate in the rights-of-way and may not regulate 335 any communications services or impose or collect any tax, fee, 336 or charge not specifically authorized under state law. This 337 paragraph is not intended to change state law regarding an 338 authority’s ability to regulate the relocation of facilities. 339 (i) A wireless provider shall, in relation to a small 340 wireless facility, utility pole, or wireless support structure 341 in the public rights-of-way, comply with nondiscriminatory 342 undergrounding requirements of the authority which prohibit 343 above-ground structures in public rights-of-way. Any such 344 requirements may be waived by the relevant authority. 345 (j) A wireless infrastructure provider may apply to an 346 authority to place utility poles in the public rights-of-way to 347 support the collocation of small wireless facilities. The 348 application must include an attestation that small wireless 349 facilities will be collocated on the utility pole or structure 350 and small wireless facilities will be used by a wireless 351 services provider to provide service within 9 months from the 352 date the application is granted. An authority shall accept and 353 process the application in accordance with subparagraph (7)(d)6. 354 and any applicable codes and other local codes governing the 355 placement of utility poles in the public rights-of-way. 356 (k) This subsection does not limit a local government’s 357 authority to enforce historic preservation zoning regulations 358 consistent with the preservation of local zoning authority under 359 47 U.S.C s. 332(c)(7), the requirements for facility 360 modifications under 47 U.S.C. s. 1455(a), or the National 361 Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, and the 362 regulations adopted to implement these laws. An authority may 363 enforce local pending ordinances or administrative rules or 364 regulations that are applicable to a historic area designated by 365 the state or authority and subject to waiver by the authority if 366 the intent to adopt regulation or zoning changes has been 367 publicly declared on or before April 1, 2017. 368 369 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 370 And the title is amended as follows: 371 Delete lines 518 - 533 372 and insert: 373 authorized under state law; providing construction; 374 requiring a wireless provider to comply with certain 375 nondiscriminatory undergrounding requirements of the 376 authority; authorizing the authority to waive any such 377 requirements; authorizing a wireless infrastructure 378 provider to apply to an authority to place utility 379 poles in the public rights-of-way to support the 380 collocation of small wireless facilities; providing 381 requirements for such application; requiring the 382 authority to accept and process the application, 383 subject to certain requirements; providing 384 construction; authorizing an authority to enforce 385 local pending ordinances or administrative regulations 386 that are applicable to a historic area designated by 387 the state or authority and subject to waiver by the 388 authority if the intent to adopt regulation or zoning 389 changes has been publicly declared on or before a 390 specified date; providing retroactive applicability; 391 providing an effective date.