HB4447 SFAT Gaunch 3-9

Gaskins 4483


Senator Gaunch moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

Eng. House Bill No. 4447 -- H. B. 4447 -- A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated 17-2E-1, 17-2E-2, 17-2E-3, 17-2E-4, 17-2E-5, 17-2E-6, 17-2E-7, and 17-2E-8, all relating to providing a uniform and efficient system of broadband conduit installation coinciding with the construction, maintenance, or improvement of highways and rights-of-way under the oversight of the Division of Highways; making legislative findings; defining terms; providing procedures for broadband conduit installation in rights-of-way; providing for highway safety guidelines; establishing a procedure for joint use between telecommunications carriers; setting forth a procedure for monetary and in-kind compensation; setting forth standards to be utilized in agreements entered into by the Division of Highways and two or more telecommunications carriers in a single trench; and providing that existing rules, policies, and procedures of the Division of Highways and United States Code shall control.