Telegraph or telephone companies; not required to accept franchise, etc., that restricts services. (HB1649)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Telephone lines; right-of-way contracting. Prohibits a telegraph or telephone company from being required to accept an interest, franchise, privilege, or easement for a right-of-way for its poles, other structures and facilities that restrict the services that may be offered legally by the company. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
12/12/2008Committee
12/12/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098077780
12/12/2008Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/20/2009Referred from General Laws
01/20/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/21/2009Impact statement from SCC (HB1649)
01/23/2009Impact statement from SCC (HB1649)
01/26/2009Assigned C & L sub: 2
01/29/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/03/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendments (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2009Read first time
02/06/2009Read second time
02/06/2009Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/2009Engrossed by House as amended HB1649E
02/06/2009Printed as engrossed 098077780-E
02/08/2009Passed by for the day
02/09/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/09/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/11/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/12/2009Impact statement from SCC (HB1649E)
02/16/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2009Read third time
02/19/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2009Enrolled
02/24/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1649ER)
02/24/2009Impact statement from SCC (HB1649ER)
02/25/2009Signed by Speaker
02/27/2009Signed by President
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 331 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0331)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 45 seconds.