Telephone regulatory alternatives; determination of competitiveness. (HB1885)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Nixon (R-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Telephone regulatory alternatives; determination of competitiveness. Requires the State Corporation Commission, when determining whether the telephone services of a telephone company are competitive, to consider all wireless communications providers that offer voice communications services to be facilities-based competitors owning wireline network facilities and reasonably meeting the needs of consumers. The measure also requires the Commission, if it determines that 75 percent or more of residential households or businesses in a telephone companys incumbent territory are in areas that are competitive for a telephone service, to expand, for that telephone service throughout the companys incumbent territory, its competitive determination. In such cases, the Commission is further required to apply the same regulatory treatment already adopted for that telephone service in competitive areas. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 090021656
01/12/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/16/2009Impact statement from SCC (HB1885)
01/22/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2009Read first time
01/27/2009Passed by for the day
01/28/2009Read second time
01/28/2009Committee amendment agreed to
01/28/2009Engrossed by House as amended HB1885E
01/28/2009Printed as engrossed 090021656-E
01/29/2009Read third time and passed House (86-Y 11-N 2-A)
01/29/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (86-Y 11-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
01/30/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/16/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2009Impact statement from SCC (HB1885E)
02/18/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2009Read third time
02/19/2009Passed Senate (36-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1885ER)
02/24/2009Impact statement from SCC (HB1885ER)
02/25/2009Signed by Speaker
02/27/2009Signed by President
03/30/2009Governor's recommendation received by House
04/07/2009Placed on Calendar
04/08/2009Enacted, Chapter 787 (effective 7/1/09)
04/08/2009House concurred in Governor's recommendation (86-Y 11-N 2-A)
04/08/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (86-Y 11-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (35-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/08/2009Reenrolled bill text (HB1885ER2)
04/08/2009Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/08/2009Signed by President as reenrolled
04/08/2009Enacted, Chapter 788 (effective 7/1/09)
04/08/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0788)
04/14/2009Reenrolled bill text (HB1885ER2)


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 4 minutes.