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2017 House Bill 5097: Cap fees on internet service right of way projects

Public Act 97 of 2018

Introduced by Rep. Beth Griffin (R) on October 12, 2017
To cap at $300 annually the fee a county road commission can charge a broadband internet provider for repair or maintenance in a right of way, and also limit the bonding requirements that can be imposed.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Communications and Technology Committee on October 12, 2017
Reported in the House on December 5, 2017
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Beth Griffin (R) on February 27, 2018
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on February 27, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Scott Dianda (D) on February 27, 2018
To potentially limit the authority of road commission to charge fees for a driveway that enters a road's right of way.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 27, 2018
Passed 68 to 41 in the House on February 28, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To cap at $300 the fee a county road commission can charge an internet or a cable TV provider for a permit to do work in a right of way, or a total of $1,000 for all permits per project. These amounts would be doubled in large counties (more than 500,000 residents). The bill would also limit the bonding requirements that can be imposed on ISP or cable company right of way projects.
Received in the Senate on March 1, 2018
Referred to the Senate Environment, Energy and Technology Committee on March 1, 2018
Reported in the Senate on March 13, 2018
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 29 to 5 in the Senate on March 21, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To cap at $300 the fee a county road commission can charge an internet or a cable TV provider for a permit to do work in a right of way, or a total of $1,000 for all permits per project. These amounts would be doubled in large counties (more than 250,000 residents). The bill would also limit the bonding requirements that can be imposed on ISP or cable company right of way projects.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on April 2, 2018

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