Electric transmission lines; amends existing provisions related to undergrounding of certain lines. (HB628)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


 Undergrounding of electric transmission lines.  Amends existing provisions related to the undergrounding of certain electric transmission lines to provide that if there is a feasible overhead alternative for construction of a transmission line of 150 kilovolts or more, the State Corporation Commission shall not approve construction of such transmission line as an underground line, unless all the localities in which the line passes request construction of such line underground in accordance with existing procedures. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103863D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/17/2010Impact statement from SCC (HB628)
01/29/2010Assigned C & L sub: #3 Special Subcommittee on Energy
02/09/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (12-Y 0-N)
02/11/2010Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2010Read first time
02/15/2010Read second time
02/15/2010Committee amendment agreed to
02/15/2010Engrossment refused by House


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.