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General Assembly

 

Substitute Bill No. 426

    February Session, 2012

 

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AN ACT CONCERNING GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS DATA SHARING.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) For purposes of this section, "regional planning agency" and "regional council of elected officials" have the same meanings as provided in section 4-124i of the general statutes, "regional council of governments" has the same meaning as "council" in section 4-124i of the general statutes and "electric company" and "electric distribution company" have the same meanings as provided in section 16-1 of the general statutes.

(b) Upon the request of the geographic information systems or geospatial information systems analyst or coordinator, or any equivalent official, of any municipality or of any regional planning agency, regional council of elected officials or regional council of governments, an electric company or electric distribution company shall provide to such analyst, coordinator or official any geographic information systems or geospatial information systems data for such electric or electric distribution company's service area identifying utility pole data for poles owned or jointly owned by such company. Such data shall include pole ownership, identification number, XY coordinate location, pole height, pole classification and wattage size of street lights or post lights for such municipality or for the area served by such regional planning agency, regional council of elected officials or regional council of governments.

(c) Upon the request of a municipality for public safety reasons during an emergency, an electric company or electric distribution company may provide to such municipality the location of electric service accounts that are coded by such company as medical hardship accounts within such municipality.

(d) Prior to receipt of data from an electric company or electric distribution company under this section, a municipality, regional planning agency, regional council of elected officials or regional council of governments shall demonstrate to such company that it has implemented appropriate procedures to protect the confidentiality of the information. Any data provided by such company to a municipality, regional planning agency, regional council of elected officials or regional council of governments pursuant to this section shall be used by such entity for internal use only, and shall not be publicly disclosed by the municipality, regional planning agency, regional council of elected officials or regional council of governments or be subject to any public disclosure requirement without the prior consent of the electric company or electric distribution company, as applicable, and shall be exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, as defined in section 1-200 of the general statutes.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

New section

Statement of Legislative Commissioners:

In section 1(d) "under this section" was inserted for clarity.

GAE

Joint Favorable Subst.