OLR Report 2014-R-0281 answers several questions on the Connecticut Siting Council’s authority on and jurisdiction over the location of telecommunications towers, including:
- What state and federal laws authorize the council to regulate telecommunication towers?
- Can the council disregard local zoning requirements in its telecommunication tower decisions?
- Can the council’s public hearing requirements be changed through state legislation?
- Could state legislation require the council to consider health or property values in its decisions on telecommunications towers?