Public utilities; SCC to establish procedure for lines that cross railroads. (SB688)

Introduced By

Sen. William Wampler (R-Bristol)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public utility lines crossing railroads. Establishes a procedure for the State Corporation Commission to determine matters pertaining to the construction and operation of municipal water, sewer, and telecommunications lines, wires, pipes, and conduits that cross railroads. The application shall include standard railroad liability protection insurance. If the Commission grants an application requiring the railroad to grant to the municipality a license for such crossing, it may require the payment to the railroad company of damages and a fee, which fee shall not exceed the actual costs reasonably expected to be incurred by the railroad company as a result of the crossing and the periodic inspection of such works, but shall take into consideration the system-wide administrative and other costs of implementing crossing agreements. Read the Bill »


04/03/2006: signed by governor


01/20/2006Presented and ordered printed 065716372
01/20/2006Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/29/2006Fiscal impact statement from SCC (SB688)
02/06/2006Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
02/07/2006Committee substitute printed 062754836-S1
02/08/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/08/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/09/2006Read second time
02/09/2006Reading of substitute waived
02/09/2006Committee substitute agreed to 062754836-S1
02/09/2006Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB688S1
02/10/2006Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/10/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/10/2006Communicated to House
02/13/2006Fiscal impact statement from SCC (SB688S1)
02/14/2006Placed on Calendar
02/14/2006Read first time
02/14/2006Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/21/2006Reported from Commerce and Labor (22-Y 0-N)
02/23/2006Read second time
02/24/2006Read third time
02/24/2006Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/24/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/24/2006Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/24/2006Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/24/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE #2 (98-Y 0-N)
03/06/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB688ER)
03/07/2006Signed by Speaker
03/08/2006Signed by President
03/09/2006Fiscal impact statement from SCC (SB688ER)
04/03/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 383 (effective 7/1/06)
04/05/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0383)