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