High voltage transmission lines; SCC to require electric utility applying for approval to construct. (SJ71)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax) with support from co-patrons Del. Al Eisenberg (D-Arlington), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Clarke Hogan (R-South Boston), Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield), and Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Resolution; high voltage transmission lines. States that it is the intent of the General Assembly that the State Corporation Commission require any electric utility applying for approval to construct a high voltage transmission line comply with and strive to exceed certain provisions of state and federal law regarding energy conservation and the use of renewable energy sources, and that in determining whether an applicant has demonstrated need for the transmission line, compliance with these provisions be a prerequisite to the Commission's approval of its construction. Read the Bill »


02/08/2008: Awaiting a Vote in the Rules Committee


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 088296293
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Rules
02/08/2008Stricken at request of Patron in Rules