Electric transmission lines; adds Stafford Cnty to list authorized to enter into agreement w/utilit. (HB1647)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg) with support from co-patron Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Undergrounding electric transmission lines. Adds Stafford County to the list of jurisdictions where the governing body is authorized to enter into an agreement with an electric utility that provides for an additional charge to be included in the utility bills of customers located in a special rate district. The proceeds from the charge will be used to cover the utility's additional costs of constructing, operating and maintaining proposed high-voltage transmission lines underground, rather than overhead. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/30/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 072157272
11/30/2006Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/11/2007Impact statement from SCC (HB1647)
01/19/2007Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2007Read first time
01/23/2007Read second time and engrossed
01/24/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/24/2007Communicated to Senate
01/25/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
01/25/2007Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/20/2007Left in Local Government (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


This bill mentions Poquoson, Williamsburg, Waynesboro, Augusta, Stafford, Stafford, Loudoun, Leesburg, Purcellville.