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CHAPTER 31-26

UTILITY LINES ALONG AND ACROSS HIGHWAYS

31-26-1      Application to board of county commissioners to erect poles and wires or to bury cable for electricity and telephone--Period covered by application--Regulation by Legislature.
31-26-2      Exclusive grant prohibited.
31-26-3      Location of poles, fixtures or underground cable--Appeal to commission and circuit court--Procedure.
31-26-4      Change of line upon change of highway--Notice.
31-26-5      Lines or cable maintained in accordance with National Electrical Safety Code--Compliance establishes due care in negligence claim.
31-26-6      Negligent construction of lines--Inductive interference--Expense of correction--Burden of proof--Liability in absence of negligence--Lines properly constructed.
31-26-7      Telephone lines--Compliance with other statutes.
31-26-8      "Person" including other entities.
31-26-9      Noncompliance with requirements as petty offense.
31-26-10      Application to county auditor--Telephone lines excepted.
31-26-11      Contents of application--Central plant location--Route--Telephone lines.
31-26-12      Rural electrification lines throughout county--Definition of rural electrification.
31-26-13      Application presented to board of county commissioners--Notice of hearing.
31-26-14      Action by board--Period of delay.
31-26-15      Application granted--Adjustment with other utilities--Apportionment of costs--Telephone companies.
31-26-16      Conformity to public utilities commission order.
31-26-17      Appeal by aggrieved parties--Trial de novo--Appeal during vacation.
31-26-18      Change of route--Change by county board--Appeal--Procedure.
31-26-19      Minimum height of utility lines--Liability for damage to lines below minimum height.
31-26-20      Cost of adjusting lines to minimum height--Acquisition of new highway right-of-way--Items excluded from cost.
31-26-21      Liability for damage for negligent construction or maintenance of line.
31-26-22      Electrical lines, pipelines, communication lines and other utilities--Permits--Rules--Compliance with National Electrical Safety Code establishes due care in negligence claim.
31-26-23      Relocation or removal of electrical lines, communication lines, and pipelines--Procedural requirements.
31-26-23.1      Agreements with owners of utility lines and facilities for future relocation--Limitation.
31-26-24      Rural water pipelines covered by chapter.
31-26-25      Application for construction of rural water pipeline over, across, or under public highways--Countywide authorization.
31-26-26      Relocation of pipeline not required by highway change if owner and county board agree.
31-26-27      Municipal utility lines--Provisions applicable.


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