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General Assembly

Amendment

 

February Session, 2008

LCO No. 6089

   
 

*HB0559906089SDO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. CRISCO, 17th Dist.

REP. MEGNA, 97th Dist.

REP. FERRARI, 62nd Dist.

 

To: Subst. House Bill No. 5599

File No. 746

Cal. No. 488

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) Before installing or constructing any facilities in, under or over any public highway in a municipality, a certified competitive video service provider or any telephone company providing video service shall provide written notice to and obtain the consent of such municipality and the Department of Transportation for such installation or construction.

(b) Pursuant to the Department of Public Utility Control's decision in docket number 00-03-09, the installation or construction of any such facilities of a certified competitive video service provider or telephone company providing video service shall be subject to the rights of adjoining proprietors pursuant to section 16-234 of the general statutes, whether said facilities are installed or constructed on the ground or a sidewalk, utility pole or public right-of-way. The certified competitive video service provider or telephone company providing video service shall provide written notice to and obtain the consent of all adjoining proprietors before installing or constructing such facilities.

(c) A certified competitive video service provider or telephone company providing video service shall not market, install or construct any facilities intended for the deployment of video service in the state until all such facilities, whenever installed or constructed, comply with the provisions of this section, as determined by the Department of Public Utility Control. Said department may make such a determination after receiving a petition from such provider or company and evaluating the provider's or company's compliance with the provisions of this section. "