Utility Transfers Act; telephone companies. (HB1755)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Utility Facilities Act; telephone companies. Eliminates the requirement that the State Corporation Commission approve the acquisition or disposal of the assets or of control of a telephone company. The measure will not apply to transactions for which applications seeking Commission approval were filed prior to July 1, 2007. Read the Bill »


03/26/2007: vetoed by governor


12/27/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 074800372
12/27/2006Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/18/2007Read first time
01/19/2007Read second time
01/19/2007Committee amendment agreed to
01/19/2007Engrossed by House as amended HB1755E
01/19/2007Printed as engrossed 074800372-E
01/22/2007Read third time and passed House (94-Y 1-N 1-A)
01/22/2007Communicated to Senate
01/22/2007Impact statement from SCC (HB1755)
01/23/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
01/23/2007Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/07/2007Impact statement from SCC (HB1755E)
02/14/2007Reconsideration of Pass By for the Day agreed to (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2007Reconsideration of Passed by for the day agreed to (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2007Passed by for the day
02/15/2007Read third time
02/15/2007Passed Senate (23-Y 13-N 1-A)
02/15/2007VOTE: (23-Y 13-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/15/2007Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)
02/15/2007VOTE: (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2007Passed Senate (24-Y 13-N 1-A)
02/15/2007VOTE: (24-Y 13-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1755ER)
02/23/2007Signed by Speaker
02/24/2007Signed by President
02/26/2007Impact statement from SCC (HB1755ER)
03/26/2007G Vetoed by Governor
04/03/2007Placed on Calendar
04/04/2007Motion to override Governor's veto rejected (64-Y 34-N 1-A)
04/04/2007VOTE: OVERRIDE GOVERNOR'S VETO (64-Y 34-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
04/04/2007Requires 2/3 affirmative votes for passage
04/04/2007House sustained Governor's veto

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1143.


Waldo Jaquith writes:

This seems like an enormous change, but I'm not equipped with the information to understand the impact that it will have. What is the reason that the SCC has historically had to approve such things? What is the need for eliminating that approval process?