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2019 House Bill 5266: Require electric coops give telecoms equal access to poles

Public Act 61 of 2020

Introduced by Rep. Triston Cole (R) on December 3, 2019
To require member-owned electric cooperatives to provide video, broadband, wireless or other telecommunication service providers with "non-discriminatory" access to their utility poles under reasonable rates, terms and conditions, and also establish a process for resolving disputes. See also House Bill 4266.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Communications and Technology Committee on December 3, 2019
Reported in the House on December 11, 2019
Refer to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on December 11, 2019
Reported in the House on January 15, 2020
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Received in the Senate on January 23, 2020
Referred to the Senate Energy and Technology Committee on January 23, 2020
Reported in the Senate on February 19, 2020
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on March 10, 2020

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