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SB 1214
SB 1214: NOW: microcell equipment; local governments
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Sponsor: Sen. Fann

Summary: The bill aligns small cells deployed on cable-owned aerial strand with the microcell regulatory scheme in state statute and reinforces federal law that licensed cable and telecommunications operators are permitted to provide front and backhaul support on their network infrastructure using existing right of way agreements with municipalities.

League Position: SUPPORT - The League appreciates the industry’s effort to meet with us ahead of time to work out the language of the bill.

UPDATES

2/8/2017: SB1214 passed out of Senate Government by a vote of 7-0. The bill now proceeds to the Rules Committee.

2/20/2017: SB1214 passed the Senate COW.

2/21/2017: SB1214 passed the Senate Third Read by a vote of 30-0. The bill was transmitted to the House.

3/14/2017: SB1214 passed out of House Commerce by a vote of 9-0. The bill now proceeds to the Rules Committee.

4/4/2017: SB1214 passed the House COW.

4/17/2017: SB1214 passed the House Third Read by a vote of 57-1-1-0-1.

4/20/2017: SB1214 passed the Senate Final Read by a vote of 30-0. The bill was transmitted to the Governor.

4/26/2017: SB1214 was signed by Governor Ducey.