92nd General Assembly
Summary of HB1776
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Short description: 
UTILITIES TREE TRIMMING                                                    

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Public Utilities Act.  Provides that if a municipality      
   enacts an ordinance  establishing  standards  regarding  non-emergency      
   vegetation  management  practices that are more restrictive than State      
   law and agrees to pay the difference in the cost  of  following  those      
   standards,   an   electric   public   utility  must  comply  with  the      
   municipality's standards.  Effective immediately.                           
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                 
        Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the  Public      
   Utilities  Act concerning tree trimming.  Requires utilities to follow      
   tree care and maintenance standard practices published by the American      
   National Standards Institute rather than by the International  Society      
   of   Arboriculture.   Sets  forth  notice  requirements.   Establishes      
   procedures  for  vegetation  management  when   municipal   ordinances      
   establish  standards  contrary  to the standards established under the      
   Public Utilities Act.  Provides for the Commerce Commission to resolve      
   disputes between electric  utilities  and  municipalities.   Effective      
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0214

   Last action date: AUG-02-2001

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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