HB4357 HFAT Nelson 2-28 #1


Com. Sub. For H. B. 4357 -- A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new chapter, designated 31H-1-1, 31H-1-2, 31H-2-1, 31H-2-2, 31H-2-3, and 31H-2-4, all relating to the establishment of the West Virginia Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act; making legislative findings; defining terms; providing for access to public rights-of-way for the collocation of small wireless facilities; providing and limiting state and local government authority to prohibit, regulate or charge for collocation; authorizing and limiting activities and equipment of providers; excluding micro wireless facilities from regulation; authorizing and limiting permits for activities; providing for the collection of fees and setting the amount of fees; authorizing and limiting access to collocation sites, structures and equipment; authorizing and limiting agreements between authority and provider; and providing for certain local zoning, indemnification, insurance, bonding and other forms of surety requirements.