SB 14

86(R) - 2019
Senate Business & Commerce
Senate Business & Commerce

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Robert Nichols


Paul Bettencourt
Dawn Buckingham
Brandon Creighton
Pat Fallon
Pete Flores
Bob Hall
Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa
Joan Huffman
Bryan Hughes
Lois Kolkhorst
Eddie Lucio Jr.
Jane Nelson
Beverly Powell
José Rodríguez
Charles Schwertner
Kel Seliger
Kirk Watson
Royce West

Bill Caption

Relating to use of an electric cooperative’s easements or property for broad band service.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 14 would allow an easement held by an electric cooperative to provide electricity to also be used to provide broadband service.

The bill also outlines additional requirements for the cooperatives; including for the two entities to maintain separate records, and a requirement for certain communications between the two electric entities.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action is neutral on SB 14 because it does not affect our liberty principles.