Introduced by Sen. Joe Hune (R) on October 19, 2017 To establish a regulatory framework for installing small cell wireless phone and internet systems in public right of ways. These systems reportedly place small wireless internet transmitters on power line poles and other existing infrastructure to provide cell phone and device access without needing expensive towers. The bill would cap the amount the state and local governments could charge for zoning, permits and other fees imposed on these "5G" networks. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Environment, Energy and Technology Committee on October 19, 2017
Reported in the Senate on March 13, 2018 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on March 14, 2018 To clarify some provisions and add definitions.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 14, 2018