Electrical transmission lines; General Assembly and SCC must approve alternative plan. (HB2399)

Introduced By

Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal) with support from co-patrons Del. Michele McQuigg (R-Occoquan), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester), and Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Approval of electrical transmission lines; alternative plan. Requires a utility seeking State Corporation Commission approval of a certain 500 kV electrical transmission line to submit to the Commission and to members of the General Assembly a plan for alternative measures to increase the capacity of existing facilities without constructing new transmission towers. Hearings on the application for the new transmission line would be held after the Commission has reviewed the alternative plan. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 075208220
01/09/2007Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/12/2007Impact statement from SCC (HB2399)
01/26/2007Assigned C & L sub: Utilities/Employment (Byron)