Underground distribution system; delivery of propane service. (HB1970)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Utility Facilities Act; delivery of propane service. Excludes any company that provides delivery of propane service by way of an underground distribution system from the definition of a "public utility" for purposes of the Utility Facilities Act. Such a company is nonetheless required to meet federal regulatory requirements, including those pertaining to operator qualifications, with respect to such a system. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098453780
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/16/2009Impact statement from SCC (HB1970)
02/03/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2009Committee substitute printed 090139780-H1
02/05/2009Read first time
02/06/2009Read second time
02/06/2009Committee substitute agreed to 090139780-H1
02/06/2009Emergency clause added
02/06/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1970H1
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
02/11/2009Impact statement from SCC (HB1970H1)
02/16/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2009Committee substitute printed 090230780-S1
02/18/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2009Read third time
02/19/2009Passed by for the day
02/20/2009Emergency clause added
02/20/2009Read third time
02/20/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/20/2009Committee substitute agreed to 090230780-S1
02/20/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1970S1
02/20/2009Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Passed by for the day
02/23/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1970S1
02/23/2009Read third time
02/23/2009Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Impact statement from SCC (HB1970S1)
02/24/2009Placed on Calendar
02/25/2009Senate substitute agreed to by House 090230780-S1 (98-Y 0-N)
02/25/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION EMERGENCY (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1970ER)
03/05/2009Impact statement from SCC (HB1970ER)
03/05/2009Signed by President
03/06/2009Signed by Speaker
03/30/2009Governor's recommendation received by House
04/07/2009Placed on Calendar
04/08/2009Enacted, Chapter 793 (effective 7/1/09)
04/08/2009House concurred in Governor's recommendation (99-Y 0-N)
04/08/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/08/2009Reenrolled bill text (HB1970ER2)
04/08/2009Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/08/2009Signed by President as reenrolled
04/08/2009Enacted, Chapter 794 (effective 4/8/09)
04/08/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0794)
04/14/2009Reenrolled bill text (HB1970ER2)


This bill mentions Lynchburg, Fairfax.


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.