Public utility facilities; approval thereof. (SB1351)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public utility facilities; approval procedures. Provides that an appeal from a decision of the State Corporation Commission approving or denying the construction and operation of an electrical generating facility not larger than 50 megawatts may proceed by a petition for appeal to the Supreme Court. Currently, parties in interest or aggrieved parties may appeal the Commission's decision as a matter of right. The measure also clarifies that a local governing body may authorize the construction or establishment of a public utility facility or public service corporation facility, and certain other public improvements, prior to the planning commission's determination that the facility is in accord with the comprehensive plan, if the governing body conditions its approval on a finding by the planning commission that it is in substantial accord with the comprehensive plan. Read the Bill »


03/23/2007: signed by governor


01/16/2007Presented and ordered printed 071417832
01/16/2007Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/18/2007Impact statement from SCC (SB1351)
01/29/2007Impact statement from SCC (SB1351)
02/06/2007Committee substitute printed 070246832-S1
02/06/2007Read second time
02/06/2007Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2007Committee substitute agreed to 070246832-S1
02/06/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1351S1
02/06/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Passed Senate (26-Y 11-N 3-A)
02/06/2007VOTE: (26-Y 11-N 3-A) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Communicated to House
02/08/2007Placed on Calendar
02/08/2007Read first time
02/08/2007Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/09/2007Impact statement from SCC (SB1351S1)
02/16/2007Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2007Committee substitute printed 070289832-H1
02/19/2007Read second time
02/20/2007Read third time
02/20/2007Committee substitute agreed to 070289832-H1
02/20/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1351H1
02/20/2007Passed House with substitute (97-Y 1-N)
02/20/2007VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007House substitute agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N 2-A)
02/22/2007VOTE: (38-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/23/2007Impact statement from SCC (SB1351H1)
03/08/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1351ER)
03/08/2007Signed by Speaker
03/11/2007Signed by President
03/14/2007Impact statement from SCC (SB1351ER)
03/23/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 801 (effective 7/1/07)
04/10/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0801)