Electrical utility facilities; review of construction applications by State Corporation Commission. (HB2614)

Introduced By

Del. Joe May (R-Leesburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas), Del. Michele McQuigg (R-Occoquan), and Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Construction of electrical utility facilities; review of applications by State Corporation Commission. Requires the State Corporation Commission to consider certain external costs associated with the construction of electrical utility facilities, such as the monetary effect the facility will have on the value of land and structures along the proposed location or corridor. The Commission must also conduct an independent analysis of the facility applicant's assessment of need, load flow analysis, and method of installation. Finally, the bill will require a public utility to provide a GIS map of any proposed improvement or extension that the Commission shall make publicly available on its website. The utilities are currently required to provide a map, but the Code does not specify that it must be a GIS map. The bill also requires the Joint Commission on Technology and Science to convene a workgroup to develop recommendations as to the factors that should be considered by the State Corporation Commission in reviewing applications for the construction of electrical utility facilities. Read the Bill »


03/23/2007: signed by governor


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 075820400
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/16/2007Impact statement from SCC (HB2614)
01/26/2007Assigned C & L sub: Utilities/Employment (Byron)
01/31/2007Committee substitute printed 075893400-H1
02/01/2007Read first time
02/02/2007Read second time
02/02/2007Committee substitute agreed to 075893400-H1
02/02/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2614H1
02/03/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/03/2007Communicated to Senate
02/05/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2007Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/08/2007Impact statement from SCC (HB2614H1)
02/19/2007Committee substitute printed 070297716-S1
02/20/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2007Read third time
02/21/2007Reading of substitute waived
02/21/2007Committee substitute agreed to 070297716-S1
02/21/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2614S1
02/21/2007Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N)
02/21/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2007Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/2007Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007Placed on Calendar
02/22/2007Senate substitute agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2614ER)
03/12/2007Signed by President
03/13/2007Signed by Speaker
03/14/2007Impact statement from SCC (HB2614ER)
03/23/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 756 (effective 7/1/07)
04/10/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0756)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1362.