Electrical utility facilities; review of construction applications by State Corporation Commission. (SB1362)

Introduced By

Sen. Chuck Colgan (D-Manassas)


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 »


03/24/2007: signed by governor


01/17/2007Presented and ordered printed 070236716
01/17/2007Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/18/2007Impact statement from SCC (SB1362)
01/30/2007Assigned C&L sub: Utility Bills
02/05/2007Committee substitute printed 070276716-S1
02/06/2007Read second time
02/06/2007Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2007Committee substitute agreed to 070276716-S1
02/06/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1362S1
02/06/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Communicated to House
02/08/2007Placed on Calendar
02/08/2007Read first time
02/08/2007Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/15/2007Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2007Committee substitute printed 070293716-H1
02/19/2007Read second time
02/20/2007Read third time
02/20/2007Committee substitute agreed to 070293716-H1
02/20/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1362H1
02/20/2007Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/20/2007VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007House substitute rejected by Senate (2-Y 37-N 1-A)
02/22/2007VOTE: (2-Y 37-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007Reconsideration of House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/22/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 39-N 1-A)
02/22/2007VOTE: (0-Y 39-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007House insisted on substitute
02/22/2007House requested conference committee
02/22/2007Senate acceded to request (30-Y 0-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: (30-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007Conferees appointed by Senate
02/22/2007Senators: Colgan, Watkins, Wagner
02/22/2007Conferees appointed by House
02/22/2007Delegates: Morgan, Plum, Hargrove
02/23/2007Conference substitute printed 070301716-S2
02/23/2007Impact statement from SCC (SB1362H1)
02/23/2007Impact statement from SCC (SB1362S1)
02/23/2007Conference report agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
02/23/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2007Reading of conference report waived
02/24/2007Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2007Impact statement from SCC (SB1362S2)
03/12/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1362ER)
03/12/2007Signed by President
03/13/2007Signed by Speaker
03/14/2007Impact statement from SCC (SB1362ER)
03/24/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 825 (effective 7/1/07)
04/10/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0825)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2614.