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2017 Senate Bill 637: Cap allowable fees for 'small cell wireless' systems

Public Act 365 of 2018

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 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
Passed 33 to 3 in the Senate on March 15, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
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.
Received in the House on March 15, 2018
Referred to the House Energy Policy Committee on March 15, 2018
Reported in the House on October 4, 2018
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 74 to 35 in the House on November 28, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
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.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 12, 2018

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