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SB-649 Wireless telecommunications facilities. (2017-2018)

Bill Status
Hueso (S)
Quirk (A)
Dababneh (A) , Dodd (S)
Wireless telecommunications facilities.
An act to add Sections 65964.2 and 65964.5 to the Government Code, relating to telecommunications.

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
03/03/18 Last day to consider Governor’s veto pursuant to Joint Rule 58.5.
10/15/17 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/15/17 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/21/17 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 5:30 p.m.
09/14/17 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 22. Noes 10. Page 2898.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 649 without my signature.

This bill establishes a uniform permitting process for small cell wireless equipment and fixes the rates local governments may charge for placement of that equipment on city or county owned property, such as streetlights and traffic signal poles.

There is something of real value in having a process that results in extending this innovative technology rapidly and efficiently. Nevertheless, I believe that the interest which localities have in managing rights of way requires a more balanced solution than the one achieved in this bill.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.