Electrical Utility facility; requires SCC to conduct public hearing for approval of construction. (HB671)

Introduced By

Del. Joe May (R-Leesburg) with support from co-patron Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State Corporation Commission; public hearings.  Requires the State Corporation Commission to conduct a public hearing in any proceeding involving approval of the construction or operation of an electrical utility facility. At least one hearing shall be held in the area affected by the proposed facility, and at least one Commissioner of the State Corporation Commission is required to be physically present at any hearing held in the area affected. The requirements do not apply to any small renewable energy project for which the Department of Environmental Quality has issued a permit by rule. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100470D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/17/2010Impact statement from SCC (HB671)
02/04/2010Tabled in Commerce and Labor