Hot on the heels of passage in the House Wednesday, the Senate wasted no time concurring with House’s passage of the 5G/Small Cell Wireless bill, SB1451 Floor Amendment #1, 41-7-2, sending it to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s desk for signature. The bill, which standardizes pricing and permitting for a new generation of wireless boxes on municipal-owned utility poles across the state, met some opposition in a Senate Telecommunications and Information Technology Committee hearing Wednesday morning. However, the committee did not vote on the measure, because the Senate Assignments committee had not met to assign the bill since it was sent over from the House.
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