State Corporation Commission; election of member. (SJ208)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate

Description

Election of a member of the State Corporation Commission.

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
02/19/2008Presented 089878324
02/19/2008Rules suspended (40-Y 0-N)
02/19/2008Taken up for immediate consideration
02/19/2008Readings waived
02/19/2008Engrossed by Senate
02/19/2008Agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/19/2008Communicated to House
02/19/2008Received
02/19/2008Laid on Speaker's table
03/14/2008No further action taken
03/14/2008Failed to pass in Senate

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SR9.

Comments

James A. Bryan, PhD writes:

The State Corporation Commission is as important now as it was when it was established in 1903, to provide regulation for an excessively dominant industry, at that time the railroads. Now, Dominion Resources has excessive power over our environment, our economy, and our government.
We need a strong Commission; and we now need a strong and independent third Commissioner, one who is wise and strong enough to say "No" to Dominion, when reality requires a brake on Dominion's influence.