HB17-1174

HB17-1174 - Exempt Rural Telecommunications Local Improvement District Requirements

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning the establishment of an exception for rural counties from the limitations on the establishment of a local improvement district to fund the construction of a telecommunications service improvement for advanced service.

Under current law, a county seeking to establish a local improvement district to fund a telecommunications service improvement may construct the improvement if the county has an agreement with a telecommunications service provider to provide service, facilities, plants, or systems in the area in which the improvement will be constructed. The improvement must then be owned, operated, and maintained by the telecommunications service provider.

The bill allows a rural county with a population of fewer than 50,000 inhabitants to establish a local improvement district to fund an advanced service improvement in an unserved area of the county under the same conditions that apply to the funding of a telecommunications service improvement through a local improvement district. The bill also defines the terms 'advanced service', 'rural county', and unserved area'.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

Senate Committees

Latest update: April 18, 2017
04/18/2017 - Governor Signed
04/13/2017 - Sent to the Governor
04/12/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
04/11/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/31/2017 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
03/30/2017 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
03/29/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/28/2017 - Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/27/2017 - Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/23/2017 - Senate Committee on Local Government Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/17/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government
03/15/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/14/2017 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/09/2017 - House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/02/2017 - House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
02/06/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor