98RS HB242


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HB 242 (BR 27) - A. Maricle

     AN ACT relating to cellular and personal communications services telecommunications facilities.
     Amend KRS 100.324 to require that a utility must submit a proposal to build an antenna tower for cellular or personal communications services to the local planning commission, if the proposed tower site is located within the area of a planning unit; require notice of residents and property owners within 500 feet of the proposed tower; require the planning commission to hold a public hearing within 30 days, and submit hearing minutes and its recommendations to the local governing body within 60 days; require the local governing body to inform the utility in writing of its decision within 90 days after the proposal is submitted; amend KRS 278.650 to apply its provisions to a proposed tower within the area of a planning unit, rather than within a county containing a city of the first class, to extend the period for local review from 60 to 90 days, and to specify appeal to the Circuit Court of the county in which the antenna is proposed, rather than the Franklin Circuit Court.

     Jan 9-introduced in House
     Jan 12-to Counties and Special Districts (H)
     Jan 15-posted in committee

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