Rights-of-Way

Bill: HB 2220

Sponsor: Rep. Chris Welch

Status: House Rules Committee

Position: Support

Description: Road Right-of-Way Access for Communication Providers

Senate Bill 1237 addresses road right-of-way access for telecommunication carriers, particularly along rural roads and highways. The legislation clarifies that consent to use the right-of-way is not required from landowners with property adjacent to the right-of-way where the landowner has not paid property taxes on the land within the right-of-way for the previous two years. The measure is intended to facilitate the expansion of broadband to rural communities.

 

Bill: SB 1237

Sponsor: Sen. Don Harmon

Status: Senate Assignments Committee

Position: Support

Description: Road Right-of-Way Access for Communication Providers

Senate Bill 1237 addresses road right-of-way access for telecommunication carriers, particularly along rural roads and highways. The legislation clarifies that consent to use the right-of-way is not required from landowners with property adjacent to the right-of-way where the landowner has not paid property taxes on the land within the right-of-way for the previous two years. The measure is intended to facilitate the expansion of broadband to rural communities.