Senate File 2118

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  1  1                                           SENATE FILE 2118
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  1  3                             AN ACT
  1  4 REGARDING PUBLIC UTILITY RIGHTS=OF=WAY AND PROVIDING AN
  1  5    EFFECTIVE DATE.
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  1  7 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
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  1  9    Section 1.  NEW SECTION.  306.46  PUBLIC UTILITY FACILITIES
  1 10 == PUBLIC ROAD RIGHTS=OF=WAY.
  1 11    1.  A public utility may construct, operate, repair, or
  1 12 maintain its utility facilities within a public road right=of=
  1 13 way.  The location of new utility facilities shall comply with
  1 14 section 319.5.  A utility facility shall not be constructed or
  1 15 installed in a manner that causes interference with public use
  1 16 of the road.
  1 17    2.  For purposes of this section, "public utility" means a
  1 18 public utility as defined in section 476.1, and shall also
  1 19 include waterworks, municipally owned waterworks, joint water
  1 20 utilities, rural water districts incorporated under chapter
  1 21 357A or 504A, and cooperative water associations.  For the
  1 22 purposes of this section, "utility facilities" means any
  1 23 cables, conduits, wire, pipe, casing pipe, supporting poles,
  1 24 guys, and other material and equipment utilized for the
  1 25 furnishing of electric, gas, communications, water, or sewer
  1 26 service.
  1 27    Sec. 2.  EFFECTIVE DATE.  This Act, being deemed of
  1 28 immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment.
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  1 31                                                             
  1 32                               JEFFREY M. LAMBERTI
  1 33                               President of the Senate
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  2  2                               CHRISTOPHER C. RANTS
  2  3                               Speaker of the House
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  2  5    I hereby certify that this bill originated in the Senate and
  2  6 is known as Senate File 2118, Eightieth General Assembly.
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  2  9                                                             
  2 10                               MICHAEL E. MARSHALL
  2 11                               Secretary of the Senate
  2 12 Approved                , 2004
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  2 16 THOMAS J. VILSACK
  2 17 Governor