PA 15-186—sSB 568

Energy and Technology Committee

Planning and Development Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETINGS REGARDING TELECOMMUNICATION TOWERS

SUMMARY: This act requires developers of telecommunication towers to pay all administrative expenses of public information meetings held by municipalities that may be affected by the location of a tower.

By law, at least 90 days before filing an application with the Siting Council to approve a tower's location, the developer must consult with any (1) municipality identified as the primary or alternate location of a proposed tower and (2) adjoining municipality within 2,500 feet of the tower. A consulted municipality may hold a public information meeting on the proposed tower within 60 days after the consultation. By law, developers must cooperate with the municipality holding the meeting. They must notify affected property owners and publish notice of the meeting in a newspaper of general circulation in the municipality.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2015

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