SB 311 Permits certain utility companies to place their facilities with the rights-of-way on highways
Sponsor: Dolan
LR Number: 1483S.01I Fiscal Note: 1483-01
Committee: Commerce, Energy and the Environment
Last Action: 2/22/2005 - Hearing Conducted S Commerce, Energy and the Environment Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2005

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SB 311 - This act allows any telecommunications corporation, gas corporation, public water or sewer district, water corporation, sewer corporation, electric corporation, rural electric cooperative, or cable television company to place its facilities or system within the right-of-way of any state highway, county road, or other political subdivision. The location, construction, installation, repair, maintenance, and removal of all such facilities or systems within said right-of-way of any state highway shall be under the exclusive control and supervision of the state highway and transportation commission. The location, construction, installation, repair, maintenance, and removal of all such facilities or systems within the right-of-way of any county road or city street shall be under the control and supervision of the governing body of said political subdivision.

This act also provides that every telecommunication corporation, gas corporation, public water and/or sewer district, water corporation, sewer corporation, electric corporation, rural electric cooperative and cable television company shall have the power of eminent domain in the manner provided by the laws of this state.

STEPHEN WITTE