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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 536

 

January Session, 2017

 

LCO No. 1893

 

*01893*

Referred to Committee on ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

 

Introduced by:

 

SEN. SLOSSBERG, 14th Dist.

REP. DIMASSA, 116th Dist.

REP. FERRARO, 117th Dist.

SEN. WINFIELD, 10th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING ESTABLISHING A STATE-WIDE PLAN AND PROCESS FOR SITING SMALL CELL CANISTER ANTENNA AND DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEMS.

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

That title 16 of the general statutes be amended to require:

(1) The Connecticut Siting Council to establish a state-wide plan and process for siting small cell canister antenna and distributed antenna systems in public rights-of-way;

(2) That such process includes participation by the municipality where such small cell canister antenna and distributed antenna systems are proposed to be sited;

(3) The Connecticut Siting Council to submit the state-wide plan and process to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to telecommunications;

(4) That such committee disapprove, approve or approve with amendments the state-wide plan and process, provided if the committee takes no action within thirty days of submission, the state-wide plan and process shall be deemed approved; and

(5) That a moratorium be placed on all dockets and petitions relating to small cell canister antenna and distributed antenna systems until such time as the state-wide plan and process are approved.

Statement of Purpose:

To require a state-wide plan and process for siting small cell canister antenna and distributed antenna systems.