Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy

Sponsored Legislation

S.2181 An Act relative to the failure to remove existing utility poles

This bill would mandate that a distribution or telephone company that has installed a double pole must complete the necessary wire transfers and pole removal within 90 days from the date of installation or pay a $200 daily fine (after 90 days) to the municipality where the pole is located. For any commercial or industrial construction project expected to take longer than one year to complete, the distribution and telephone companies would have six months to remove the double pole before paying the daily $200 fine to the municipality where the pole is located.

Cosponsored Legislation

S.2136 An Act transitioning Massachusetts to clean electricity, heating, and transportation (Boncore)

S.2200 An Act relative to digital entertainment on public rights of way (Lewis)