Electrical transmission lines; to assist in approval of lines applicant to minimize adverse impact. (HB2024)

Introduced By

Del. Joe May (R-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electrical transmission lines; impact minimizations plans.  Requires that applications to the State Corporation Commission for approval of an electrical transmission line of 138 kilovolts or more include an impact minimization plan. Such a plan provides for the minimization of the visual, environmental, and economic impacts of the transmission line on real property within or adjacent to the area within which the applicant proposes to locate the line. The plan is required to be consistent with standards established by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101053D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/16/2011Impact statement from SCC (HB2024)
01/17/2011Assigned C & L sub: #3 Special Subcommittee on Energy
01/25/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (11-Y 1-N)
02/01/2011Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2011Committee substitute printed 11104694D-H1
02/03/2011Read first time
02/04/2011Read second time
02/04/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104694D-H1
02/04/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2024H1
02/06/2011Passed by for the day
02/07/2011Impact statement from SCC (HB2024H1)
02/07/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/07/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2011Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/14/2011Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2011Read third time
02/17/2011Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2024ER)
02/23/2011Signed by Speaker
02/23/2011Signed by President
02/24/2011Impact statement from SCC (HB2024ER)
03/18/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 243 (effective 7/1/11)
03/18/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0243)


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 40 seconds.