Telecommunications service provider or cable television system; rates for pole attachments. (HB1186)

Introduced By

Del. Joe May (R-Leesburg) with support from 9 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Barbara Comstock (R-McLean), Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville), Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg), Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield), Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg), Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Pole attachments; electric cooperatives.  Authorizes the State Corporation Commission to determine just and reasonable rates, terms, conditions, and costs for attachments to the poles of an electric cooperative by a telecommunications service provider or cable television system if the parties cannot reach agreement or if either party asserts that the rates, terms, conditions, or costs applicable to an agreement are not just and reasonable. The measure also provides that the revenue impact of any amendment to the terms and conditions of service or agreements regarding pole attachments shall only be reflected in an electric cooperative's rates for distribution services pursuant to a cost of service study approved by the Commission that is used to design such distribution service rates based on all relevant revenue sources. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/18/2012Presented and ordered printed 12103888D
01/18/2012Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/27/2012Impact statement from SCC (HB1186)
02/07/2012Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2012Committee substitute printed 12104810D-H1
02/09/2012Read first time
02/09/2012Impact statement from SCC (HB1186H1)
02/10/2012Read second time
02/10/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104810D-H1
02/10/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1186H1
02/13/2012Read third time and passed House (95-Y 0-N 2-A)
02/13/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2012Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/20/2012Reported from Commerce and Labor (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2012Read third time
02/23/2012Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1186ER)
02/29/2012Impact statement from SCC (HB1186ER)
02/29/2012Signed by Speaker
03/01/2012Signed by President
04/04/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 545 (effective 7/1/12)
04/04/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0545)


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 2 minutes.