Archive | April, 2013

for the week ending April 26, 2013

Reform Bill Moves to Senate: By a vote of 146-6, lawmakers approved legislation Thursday revising state regulations regarding retail telecommunications services. The bill, HCS HB 601, allows carriers to elect to be subject to regulations affecting retail services if they choose, and clarifies that broadband and other IP-enabled services would not be subject to regulation. […]

for the week ending April 19, 2013

Tower, Railroad Legislation Moves Toward Floor: By a 21-1 vote, the House Utilities Committee approved legislation Wednesday that would regulate how municipalities approve permits for the location of communication towers. The bill, HCS SS SCS SB 241, also includes provisions to cap and regulate the crossing fees and conditions of use for railroad right-of-ways controlled […]

for the week ending April 12, 2013

Tower, Railroad Legislation See Action: By a 129-15 vote, the Missouri House of Representatives approved legislation yesterday that would regulate how municipalities approve permits for the location of communication towers. The bill, HCS HB 345, now moves to the Senate for consideration. A companion measure, SS SCSSB 241, was heard Wednesday in the House Utilities […]

for the week ending April 5, 2013

Waiver Bills Move in Capitol: Legislation fixing a 2008 state law to allow Windstream and Spectra (a CenturyLink operating company) to obtain the same pricing waivers as all other Missouri ILECs gained ground this week in the legislature. By a 142-8 vote, the House gave final approval Tuesday to HB 331 and sent the bill […]