SB 413 Limits political subdivisions authority to grant franchises for cable operators
Sponsor: Taylor
LR Number: 1696S.02I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Commerce, Energy and the Environment
Last Action: 2/28/2005 - Second Read and Referred S Commerce, Energy and the Environment Committee Journal Page: S304
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2005

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Current Bill Summary

SB 413 - The act prohibits a political subdivision from granting a franchise for the provision of video programming or other programming services on terms more favorable or less burdensome than those of existing franchises. The act requires a new franchise to impose on the new cable operator equivalent obligations concerning public access facilities or other requirements imposed on existing franchises.