Electric utility special rate districts; adds Fauquier County to those localities that may request. (HB357)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), and Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Special rate districts. Adds Fauquier County to those localities that may request an electric utility that proposes to construct an overhead electric transmission line of 150 kilovolts or more, any portion of which would be located in such locality, to enter into an agreement with the locality that provides the locality will impose a tax or assessment on electric utility customers in a special rate district in an amount sufficient to cover the utility's additional costs of constructing that portion of the proposed line to be located in such locality, or any smaller portion thereof as the utility and the locality may agree, as an underground rather than an overhead line. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 087897468
01/04/2008Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/25/2008Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2008Read first time
01/29/2008Read second time and engrossed
01/30/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/30/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2008Communicated to Senate
01/31/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2008Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/19/2008Reported from Local Government (15-Y 0-N)
02/21/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/2008Read third time
02/22/2008Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB357ER)
02/26/2008Signed by Speaker
02/28/2008Signed by President
03/05/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 355 (effective 7/1/08)
03/11/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0355)


This bill mentions Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Poquoson, Williamsburg, Hopewell, Richmond, Waynesboro, Augusta, Stafford, Fauquier, Loudoun, Leesburg, Purcellville.