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Relating to the payment of certain fees to municipalities by
entities that provide telecommunications and cable or video
No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 3535 would allow a telecommunications provider that provides telephone and cable over the same line using a municipality's right-of-way to pay a single fee. Currently, such a provider may be charged twice for use of a single right-of-way because the fees are duplicated in separate codes.
Texas Action recommends supporting HB 3535 because it promotes limited government by preventing municipalities from unfairly charging a provider twice for the same right-of-way.