Electrical transmission facilities; satisfies local zoning requirements. (SB616)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electrical transmission facilities; zoning preemption. Provides that the State Corporation Commission's approval of the construction of facilities that are appurtenant to an approved electrical transmission line, including substations but not generation facilities, satisfies local zoning requirements with respect to the facilities. Currently, the Commission's approval of a transmission line satisfies zoning requirements only with respect to the transmission line. Amends § 56-46.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2006Presented and ordered printed 062680832
01/12/2006Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/23/2006Stricken at request of Patron in Commerce and Labor
01/29/2006Fiscal impact statement from SCC (SB616)