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On October 9th, Governor Brown signed AB 57 (Quirk) into law. This new statute turns the wireless development review process upside down, and specifically:
• creates a new special “deemed-approval” for new and . . . → Read More: AB 57 Webinar by Telecom Law Firm on 10/21/15.
I have learned that Gov. Brown is expected to sign AB 57 into law later today. The provisions of the new law will become effective on January 1, 2016. AB 57 says that if a local government does not approve or disapprove a wireless project within 150 days for a new site, or 90 days . . . → Read More: California AB 57 to be Signed by Gov. Brown Today
Here is the text of AB 57 headed to Gov. Brown. I’ve added indentation formatting to make it easier to read:
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION 1. Section 65964.1 is added to the Government Code, to read:
(a) A collocation or siting application for a wireless telecommunications . . . → Read More: AB 57 As It Will Be Presented to Gov. Brown
Today, the California Assembly passed AB 57 as amended by the State Senate. This means that the Bill now moves on to Gov. Brown for his signature. It’s unlikely Gov. Brown will spend the political capital to veto the Bill, but there’s always hope.
Assuming AB 57 is enrolled, we’ll have to wait for the . . . → Read More: AB 57 Likely To Become Law, Then What?
Yesterday, August 18th, AB 57 was amended by the authors, Verizon and AT&T Assembly Member Bill Quirk adding two new sections, and modifying one existing section.
First, prior language in the Bill that connected it to the FCC Shot Clock Report and Order was monkeyed-with so that if the FCC changes it shot clock rules, . . . → Read More: AB57 Muddled Even More: Fire Station Carve-out
AB 57, no longer called the “Broadband Communications Infrastructure Act” has now morphed into the wireless industry’s dream: a deemed approved remedy for cell tower siting, and (vitally) a statewide policy shift that cell sites are NOT a municipal concern; rather they are matter best left for the state.
AB 57 has become an exercise . . . → Read More: AB57: End of Local Cell Site Zoning in California?
AB 57, which should be called the “Cell Site Gift Act of 2015” was amended yesterday in the Assembly to add real fangs intended to bite Californians in favor of the wireless industry.
The bill by Assembly Member Bill Quirk (D, 20th) now simply says the following:
(a) A colocation or siting application for a . . . → Read More: AB 57: Now the Cell Tower Siting Fangs Are Out
As I predicted in yesterday’s post, AB 57 was, in fact, amended to start adding teeth. The first tooth is a innocuous…adding a representative of the League of California Cities and a representative of the California State Association of Counties to the board of the California Broadband Council.
But in the best hide-the-ball tradition, the . . . → Read More: AB57 Amended: First Baby Tooth Added
Bill Quirk’s, the California Assembly Member serving the 20th District has had a mysterious bill, AB 57, in the hopper since December 2, 2014. It appears that AB57 is the newest push by the wireless industry to move towards some level of wireless site deregulate regarding the location and installation of cell towers and cell . . . → Read More: AB57 Comes Alive – Local Wireless Siting Controls In California May be in Jeopardy