Senate Bill 361

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Last Action 03/01/24: to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
Title AN ACT relating to utility pole replacement.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 1571
Sponsor G. Williams
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 224A.1123 to remove the requirement that an eligible pole replacement be located in an unserved area; allow for an eligible pole replacement to be made in order to provide qualifying broadband service access to underserved areas; include a pole owner as an eligible applicant for a pole replacement if it has received written notification from a qualified broadband service provider of the provider's planned route for deploying qualifying broadband service and the pole owner replaces a pole along the planned route that would not otherwise need to be replaced except to accommodate broadband facilities; require that a retail provider of qualifying broadband service reimburse the rural infrastructure improvement fund for eligible pole replacement costs paid to a utility pole owner if the retail broadband provider changed its planned deployment route after the pole owner replaced a pole and received reimbursement from the fund for making the replacement.
Index Headings of Original Version Public Utilities - Rural infrastructure improvement fund, utility pole replacement, pole owner eligibility
Information Technology - Rural infrastructure improvement fund, pole replacement, broadband deployment, underserved areas
Communications - Rural infrastructure improvement fund, pole replacement, broadband deployment, underserved areas
Internet - Rural infrastructure improvement fund, pole replacement, broadband deployment, underserved areas

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02/28/24
  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
03/01/24
  • to Natural Resources & Energy (S)


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