Public service companies; pole attachments; cable television systems and telecommunications service providers. Requires a public utility, as defined in the bill, to establish and adhere to pole attachment practices and procedures that comply with certain requirements, including determining whether an attachment request is complete before reviewing such request on its merits, complying with certain timelines, and providing notice of a rearrangement to affected existing attachers. The bill provides that a public utility shall not apportion to a telecommunications service provider or cable television system the cost of replacing a red-tagged pole, as defined in the bill, provided that such utility may apportion to such provider or system the incremental cost of a taller or stronger pole that is necessitated solely by the new facilities of such provider or system. The bill authorizes the State Corporation Commission to enforce its provisions and requires the Commission to resolve disputes involving pole access within 90 days and concerning certain other matters within 120 days. This bill is identical to HB 800.

Statutes affected:
Senate: Presented and ordered printed 24105000D: 56-466.1
Senate: Committee substitute printed 24107037D-S1: 56-466.1
Senate: Committee substitute printed 24107470D-S2: 56-466.1
Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB713ER): 56-466.1
Senate: Reenrolled bill text (SB713ER2): 56-466.1
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0799): 56-466.1