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2012 Senate Bill 1064: Preempt certain local wireless equipment bans

Public Act 143 of 2012

Introduced by Sen. Mike Kowall (R) on April 17, 2012
To preempt local governments from banning the co-location of “wireless communications equipment” on an existing wireless tower or “equipment compound,” if only a small increase in height (10 percent) or size (2,500 sq. feet) is proposed. The bill would establish procedures for getting an exception if local zoning forbids the expansion.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Economic Development Committee on April 17, 2012
Reported in the Senate on April 19, 2012
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on April 19, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 19, 2012
Substitute offered by Sen. Mike Kowall (R) on April 24, 2012
To revised details of the proposed procedures the bill would mandate for zoning variances.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 24, 2012
Received in the House on April 24, 2012
Referred to the House Energy and Technology Committee on April 24, 2012
Reported in the House on May 1, 2012
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on May 23, 2012

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