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CS/SB 1944: Utility and Communications Poles

GENERAL BILL by Appropriations ; Albritton

Utility and Communications Poles; Exempting certain rules adopted by the Public Service Commission from legislative ratification requirements; requiring the commission to regulate and enforce rates, charges, terms, and conditions for pole attachments under certain circumstances; providing situations under which a pole owner may deny access to the owner’s pole on a nondiscriminatory basis; requiring the commission to hear and resolve complaints concerning rates, charges, terms, conditions, voluntary agreements, and denial of access relative to pole attachments, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 4/28/2021 House - Message sent to senate
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Regulated Industries (RI)
  2. Community Affairs (CA)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/1/2021 Senate • Filed
3/4/2021 Senate • Referred to Regulated Industries; Community Affairs; Appropriations -SJ 217
3/10/2021 Senate • Introduced -SJ 217
3/11/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Regulated Industries, 03/16/21, 3:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
3/16/2021 Senate • Favorable by Regulated Industries; YEAS 6 NAYS 2 -SJ 270
3/17/2021 Senate • Now in Community Affairs
3/25/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 03/30/21, 3:30 pm, 37 Senate Building
3/30/2021 Senate • Favorable by Community Affairs; YEAS 8 NAYS 1 -SJ 341
3/31/2021 Senate • Now in Appropriations
4/14/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 04/19/21, 10:00 am, 412 Knott Building
4/19/2021 Senate • CS by- Appropriations; YEAS 15 NAYS 4 -SJ 472
4/20/2021 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS by Appropriations read 1st time -SJ 486
4/21/2021 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/22/21 -SJ 642
4/22/2021 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 613
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/26/2021 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 663
• Amendment(s) adopted (757712) -SJ 664
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 37 NAYS 2 -SJ 665
4/26/2021 House • In Messages
• Bill referred to House Calendar
• Bill added to Special Order Calendar (4/27/2021)
• 1st Reading (Engrossed 1)
4/27/2021 House • Read 2nd time
• Placed on 3rd reading
• Added to Third Reading Calendar
4/28/2021 House • Read 3rd time
• CS passed; YEAS 114, NAYS 3
4/28/2021 Senate • Ordered enrolled -SJ 846
4/28/2021 House • Message sent to senate