HB0611

Find a 2015 Bill:

2015 Regular Session

 

Entitled:

Public Utilities - Electric Companies - Vegetation Management

Sponsored by:

Delegate Miller, A.

Status:

In the House - Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters


Synopsis:Requiring the Public Service Commission, in adopting specified vegetation management regulations, to require that an electric company's vegetation management program comply with the International Society of Arboriculture's Best Management Practices for Utility Pruning of Trees; and prohibiting an electric company from removing a tree on private property unless the tree is hazardous and the private property owner has consented to removal of the hazardous tree.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates A. Miller, Frick, Korman, Carr, Dumais, Fraser-Hidalgo, Kelly, S. Robinson, and Tarlau
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0747
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2015
Committee(s):
Economic Matters  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Utility Regulation
Narrow Subject(s):Public Service Commission
Rules and Regulations
Safety -see also- Occupational Safety
Trees
Utilities -see also- High Voltage Lines; Telephones; Water
Statutes:Article - Public Utilities
(7-213)

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November 20, 2015 7:19 P.M.