Utility Transfers Act; telephone companies. (SB1143)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)


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 »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 073160832
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/22/2007Impact statement from SCC (SB1143)
01/31/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/01/2007Read second time
02/01/2007Reading of amendment waived
02/01/2007Committee amendment agreed to
02/01/2007Reading of amendments waived
02/01/2007Amendments by Senator Puckett rejected
02/01/2007Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1143E
02/01/2007Printed as engrossed 073160832-E
02/02/2007Read third time
02/02/2007Passed Senate (26-Y 11-N 2-A)
02/02/2007VOTE: (26-Y 11-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/02/2007Communicated to House
02/04/2007Impact statement from SCC (SB1143E)
02/06/2007Placed on Calendar
02/06/2007Read first time
02/06/2007Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/15/2007Stricken from docket by Commerce and Labor

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1755.


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?