Adopt a Resolution to Oppose Harmful Wireless Bills

January 18, 2018

HB 1258 (Kilgore) and SB 405 (McDougle) substantially limit the ability of local-elected officials to determine how wireless infrastructure is incorporated into their communities, and effectively remove citizen input from decisions on the siting of towers and poles.

Action Required – Please adopt a resolution in opposition to HB 1258 and SB 405. Here’s a template of a resolution counties may use. Please send a copy of your resolutions to Dean Lynch at

HB 1258 will be heard in the House Commerce and Labor Committee while SB 405 will be heard in the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee.

Talking Points

  • Localities should not be stripped of their ability to determine how wireless towers and poles can be accommodated within their landscape.
  • Restrictions on how much localities can charge for applications will place a fiscal burden on government operations.
  • A “one-size-fits-all” approach is unnecessary. Wireless service providers can, and do, find solutions working with local governments and their citizens for the siting of towers and poles.

VACo Contact: Joe Lerch, AICP

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