Electric utility service; termination of service of customers with a serious medical condition. (HB2159)

Introduced By

Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric utility service terminations; customers with a serious medical condition.  Directs the State Corporation Commission to establish limitations on the authority of electric utilities to terminate electric service to the residence of a customer who has a serious medical condition or resides with a family member with a serious medical condition. The Commission is further directed to adopt regulations, by October 31, 2011, to implement the limitations. The regulations shall establish a cost recovery mechanism. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101059D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/17/2011Assigned C & L sub: #3 Special Subcommittee on Energy
01/20/2011Impact statement from SCC (HB2159)
01/25/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting (13-Y 0-N)
02/01/2011Reported from Commerce and Labor (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2011Read first time
02/04/2011Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2011Passed by for the day
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 (HB2159ER)
02/23/2011Signed by Speaker
02/23/2011Signed by President
02/24/2011Impact statement from SCC (HB2159ER)
03/26/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 662 (effective 7/1/11)
03/26/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0662)


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 25 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1165.