February 4, 2015

New Report: Questions on the Connecticut Siting Council

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?
For the answers, read the full report.